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  • Rotterdam one of the best festival cities in the world

    Rotterdam is awarded as IFEA World Festival & Event City 2015. The award ceremony took place during the 60th anniversary conference of the International Festivals and Events Association in Tucson, Arizona on September 21st, 2015.

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  • Operadagen Rotterdam honored with EFFE Label 2015-2016

    Operadagen Rotterdam is proud to announce to be honored with the EFFE Label 2015-2016. Following a process of intense evaluation from national experts to an international jury, 760 festivals from 31 countries now belong to the first generation of EFFE Label recipients.

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  • International praise tenth edition Operdagen Rotterdam

    Operadagen Rotterdam looks back on a successful anniversary edition. Approximately 16.000 people visited the festival. In addition, the tenth edition attracted a growing number of international programmers, artists and professionals to Rotterdam. Operadagen Rotterdam received a lot of praise for the bold programming, which is experimenting with new forms of modern music theater and opera.

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  • Anonymous4 to make 2015-16 it's Final Season

    After nearly 30 years of international touring and over 20 recordings on the harmonia mundi label, Anonymous4 will make the 2015-16 season its last. Singers Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, as well as founding member Johanna Maria Rose, will continue individual pursuits begun when the group transitioned to being a part-time ensemble in 2004, and embark on new endeavors.

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  • Language is not a problem!

    We made a selection of the programme of Operadagen Rotterdam which may be attended by everyone: language is not a problem!

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  • Registration for MTN is now open!

    Music Theatre NOW (MTN) is an international competition for all professional forms of opera and music theatre. Opera- and theatre institutions, festivals or individuals: all can submit their work.

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  • Highlights of the Opera Days Rotterdam 2015 anniversary edition

    Operadagen Rotterdam (Opera Days Rotterdam) is celebrating its 10th anniversary and treating the public to ten days of opera from 22 through 31 May, in authentic Rotterdam style. Using courage as a guiding light and the city as its stage, the festival presents ground-breaking opera and music theatre in surprising venues. The 10th edition will be kicking off with the Dutch première of Christoph Marthaler's King Size in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. The other programme highlights will also be staged for the first time in the Netherlands during Operadagen Rotterdam.

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  • OPEN CALL Theatertreffen - apply for a grant

    International Forum at Theatertreffen 2015
    by Berliner Festspiele

    This call is aimed at theatre makers up to the age of 35 from the fields of directing, acting, design, dramaturgy, writing, music, video, performance, choreography and other artistic disciplines. The International Forum is a two-week grant programme organised by the Berliner Festspiele's Theatertreffen and sponsors theatre makers from all parts of the world. The International Forum offers an opportunity for theatre makers with a few years of professional experience to question their own creative work, to expand their view beyond national contexts and to address the question of what the theatre of the future should be. Within the Theatertreffen's international context, it facilitates a comprehensive artistic practical and theoretical exchange.

    Theatre makers up to the age of 35 can apply for a grant until 31.1.2015. More information and application >

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  • Lilith: Operadagen production now on tour

    Opera singer Claron McFadden delivers an emotionally charged musical-theatre performance that combines classical music, jazz, sampling, theatre, film and poetry. Lilith was first performed at Operadagen 2012. Now there is a new performance by the coproducers Holland Festival, Muziektheater Transparant and Operadagen Rotterdam.

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