Andrea Breth

2021 OPERA CREATION WORKSHOP

June 23 2021 to July 2 2021
Workshop open to composers, playwrights, authors, stage directors and conductors... in mid-career

This emblematic workshop of the Académie is a unique space for reflection, combing the different activities, backgrounds and aesthetics that make opera the multidisciplinary art that it is. The workshop is structured around daily panel discussions, live performances, and conferences with the artists and other professionals who programme the Festival. It is a place for dialogue, discovery, and intellectual and artistic stimulation, where the issues that affect opera today and tomorrow are freely reassessed. The workshop aims to elicit new artistic intentions while simultaneously strengthening and diversifying the participants’ professional networks.

After Amin Maalouf, Katie Michell, Peter Eötvös, Martin Crimp…, the workshop will be led by Andrea Breth, the award-winning German stage director of both theatre and opera, and the former artistic director of the Schaubühne in Berlin. Her participation in the workshop marks Andrea Breth’s second collaboration with the Festival d’Aix, for which she recreated her production of Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz during the 2019 edition.

The workshop is exclusively held in English

MENTOR

Andrea Breth — Stage director

APPLICATION

Shortlisting via application

— One video (in French or in English) of a maximum of three minutes, answering the following questions:​

  • Describe your work as an opera-maker: profession, style and repertoire
  • Where are you in your career today?
  • Which of your interests led you to creating opera?
  • Where do you see your career in five years?

If you can't create this video, it is also possible to send a covering letter (2 pages maximum) answering the same questions. 

— Artistic materials used and a sampling of your work, such as:

  • For composers: recordings and/or musical scores
  • For conductors: videos and/or audio recordings
  • For stage directors: videos
  • For playwrights: texts and/or videos

APPLY ONLINE — Creators
APPLY ONLINE — Composers

APPLICATION DEADLINE — December 10, 2020 
APPLICATION SHORTLISTING RESULTS — February, 2021

 


APPLICATIONS FEES — €30
All incomplete applications will be rejected.
Application fees cannot be reimbursed.

 

FINANCIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Master classes, accommodation and travel* fees are covered by the Festival d'Aix. Artists pay for their meals.

* Reimbursements of travel fees are made on proof of purchase of a 2nd class return plane or train ticket between the artist’s town/city of residence and Aix/Marseille. Reimbursements are capped by geographical area: €80 (PACA Region), €210 (whole of France), €350 (Europe / Mediterranean), €500 (outside Europe and the Mediterranean)

⇒ Do not hesitate to read our Frequently Asked Questions.

This workshop is part of enoa new programme (Empowering opera: breaking boundaries for institutions and artists) supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. 

enoa is a European network of opera academies gathering 12 partners including Europe’s most important operatic institutions. This network supports artists from the operatic sector – creative artists and performers – in developing their professional careers and aims to develop innnovative opera projects. In 10 years of existence, enoa has provided support to over 1,500 artists, has developed and launched European tours for 17 operatic productions, 12 of which were world premieres.
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