Trauernacht, mise en scène Katie Mitchell - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2014

2018 Opera Creation Workshop

June 29 2018 to July 7 2018
Open to young creators (composers, playwrights, stage directors, set designers, visual artists, etc.) under 40 years old on 2018, January 1st

The Opera Creation Workshop is open each year to young creators from all disciplines and is a place for reflection and discussion on artistic opera-related issues. This workshop seeks to define current values of opera and the tasks it will assume in the future.

A process of reflection will take place, focusing equally on opera performance today and on the multidisciplinary aspects that it encompasses. Opera – as a genre, as a cultural offering and as a cultural practice – is the main subject of these discussions.

The dramaturg Klaus Bertisch, who works for the National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam amongst other places, will be in charge of leading this workshop. No doubt he will be able to illustrate his ideas with real-life experience from his own career and open up the debate in a constructive manner.

>> Applications for the 2018 Opera Creation Workshop are closed.<<


Meriç Artaç | Composer | Dutch National Opera*
Charlotte Bray | Composer
Bastien David | Composer
Fátima Fonte | Composer | Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation*
Anna Goldanowska | Set designer
Marc Hajjar | Conductor
Lisenka Heijboer | Stage director | Dutch National Opera*
Max Hoehn | Stage director | Snape Maltings*
Morten K. Roesen | Stage director | La Monnaie / De Munt*
Thomas Kotcheff | Composer
Carolin Müller-Dohle | Dramaturg | Theaterakademie August Everding*
Sandra Pocceschi | Stage director
Stéphane Ghislain Roussel | Stage director | Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg*
Franck Siera | Playwright

* Members of enoa network


This workshop is part of the Young Opera Makers programme of enoa (European Network of Operas Academies) and benefit of the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
With the support of SACD