Opera InCanto

Opera Incanto is an innovative project running for two years, funded under the  Creative Europe programme.

It has the primary objective of creating a new audience, by educating the new generations to know and appreciate the performing arts better, with particular regards to the Opera. Through the creation of a network of theatres and European culture centers, and a close collaboration with the educational sector (particularly schools), it will stimulate audience development, by engaging children and their families with the Opera, attracting the interest of the youth.

Specific Objectives

  • Promote the Opera language and production through an interdisciplinary and international project
  • Scale up and test a new model of audience development (related to youngsters 6/13 years old) at EU level, after its success at national level in Italy
  • Promote and circulate 1 Opera through international creation, production and staging in the participating Countries
  • Support and promote the circulation of artists and technicians involved in the project
  • Provide EU cultural operators with multidisciplinary competences and skills on Opera production and staging
  • Create a permanent stakeholders’ network for the promotion of Opera, with special attention to youngsters’ participation

Opera InCanto partners

The project is coordinated by Europa InCanto, Italy and the project partners are:
  • Theatre of Leipzig, Germany
  • Orquesta Reino de Aragon, Spain
  • Theatre of Split, Croatia
  • Gjenerata e Re (New Generation), Albania
  • Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC), Belgium

AEC's role in Opera InCanto

AEC will be the leader of Networking and Communication Work Package, and will:
  1. Define the overall communication strategy of the project
  2. Be responsible for the main project outputs dissemination
  3. Presenting the InCanto project at AEC regular annual events during Information Fora/parallel sessions
  4. Co-organize the launch and closure events
  5. Support the dissemination of the project results in relevant national/EU events.
  6. AEC will also nominate an external evaluator for the objective assessment of the project