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European Opera Days - Operadagen Rotterdam

Operadagen (Opera Days) Rotterdam, running from 17 through 25 May 2014, kicks off a week earlier during the European Opera Days with a recital by soprano Aleksandra Anisimowicz and pianist Mickey Wagner.

European Opera Days invite you on a journey

For the 8th year running, opera houses all around Europe are opening their doors and inviting everyone to (re)discover opera during the European Opera Days on 10 and 11 May 2014. The 8th edition of the European Opera Days invites you on a journey; a journey through time, a journey through places, but also an emotional journey. It is a musical journey that has been enjoyed throughout Europe for 400 years. Linked intimately to the history and developments of Europe, opera mirrors our societies and challenges people to see their world from a different perspective. This year, over 90 opera companies in 22 countries celebrate opera, its diversity, its rich heritage and its contemporary message through free activities, tours of theatres and workshops, rehearsals and performances.

Programme European Opera Days - Operadagen Rotterdam

Operadagen (Opera Days) Rotterdam, running from 17 through 25 May 2014, kicks off a week earlier during the European Opera Days. On Sunday 11 May a recital inspired by the festival's theme (R)evolution – Fraternity will be given by soprano Aleksandra Anisimowicz and pianist Mickey Wagner on a special location, namely a living room. It marks the debut performance of 'New Voices', the brand new international talent development programme for seven singers set up by Operadagen Rotterdam in Winter 2013. Music: Purcell, Crumb, Mahler and others. For more information and the complete programme of Operadagen Rotterdam 2014 (including Brett Bailey's adaption of MACBETH, the already acclaimed Van den Vos and Soselo in Siberia and Arthur in a former submarine hangar) please visit the programme.

About European Opera Days

Since 2007, opera companies from all over Europe have been collaborating on this project. The European Opera Days are an open invitation to discover opera in all its forms on the weekend closest to 9 May, Europe Day.
The European Opera Days are a joint initiative of Opera Europa, the leading organisation for professional opera companies and festivals throughout Europe, serving over 140 members in 37 countries, and RESEO, the European network for opera and dance education, supporting participation, creative learning and youth productions of 80 members in 21 countries (www.reseo.org), in partnership with la Réunion des Opéras de France (www.rof.fr), ANFOLS (Italty), Opera Norge (Norway), Ópera XXI (www.operaxxi.com), the UK National Opera Coordinating Committee.

Visit http://www.operadays.eu/en/participating-houses for the list of participants.

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