DATE: 28-05-2019

Project news: Opera Out of Opera

The partners of the Creative Europe co-funded project Opera Out of Opera have been working hard in the past months to accomplish the following goals:
  • choice of the IT provider and definition of the structure of the App for smartphones, which will be the main tool for audience interaction during the opera performances;
  • local distribution of a questionnaire to assess the general knowledge on opera among 16-30 years old population in each project country;
  • definition of the artistic content of the “pocket-sized opera performance”; preparation and adaptation of the scores;
  • definition of partnership agreements with local institution and media for the first performance in Rome (RAI Radio Classica, Accademia delle Belle Arti, “Fiumicino” Airport);
  • launch of a Call for Digital and Visual Artists to produce the lighting and digital stage design. 
Representatives of the project partners have met in Athens on 17 - 18 May to finalize the items mentioned above. The first performances of the pocket-sized opera will take place in Rome on 6 September (Fiumicino Airport) and 7 September (Piazza Ferro di Cavallo, Fine Arts Academy).
The project will be presented at the AEC Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators 2019 (Prague 19-22 September) and at the AEC Annual Congress and General Assembly 2019 (Turin, 7-9 November).