ENOA continues collaboration - supported by the EU

The European Network of Opera Academies (ENOA) is delighted to be able to continue its collaboration. Priding itself on five years of experience, the network will once again receive assistance from the EU Creative Europe Programme in providing support to young opera makers at the start of their international career, through customised training courses and by integrating them in the international recruitment circuits.

In a rapidly changing cultural sector with many big challenges for young opera makers, good training and professional integration are vitally important for performers and designers. The subsidy received from the Creative Europe Programme amounts to two million Euros. The sum will be spread over four years – probably under the name of The Young Opera Makers Programme – to organise 130 activities, including: 60 workshops, 30 residencies (where young makers receive longer-term guidance within a cultural organisation), 30 labs (experimental workshops for young creative teams, related to a specific project) and a number of productions, including a children’s opera and an opera in which the audience is involved in the creative process.

The members of the European network are:
Dutch National Opera, the Netherlands; Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, France; Operosa, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro; Fundaciόn Albéniz, Spain; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal; Theaterakademie August Everding, Germany; Aldeburgh Music, United Kingdom; La Monnaie I De Munt, Belgium; Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Poland; LOD muziektheater, Belgium; Helsinki Festival, Finland; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg and Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Belgium.

Photo: Be With Me Now, rehearsal January 2015, credits Patrick Gherdouss