Operadagen Rotterdam are dedicated to the field of music theatre, presenting major music theatre productions, showcases and presentations to a circle of international producers. What started in 2018 with a presentation of three selected works by Austrian composers within the professionals programme, will be continued in 2019 on a larger scale. For the first time, Austrian Music Export will organize an Austrian focus at the renowned festival for passionate contemporary music theatre.
Austrian focus & call for proposals
In addition to an Austrian Heartbeats Reception, the Austrian focus at the Operadagen Rotterdam 2019 consists of two formats. Six Austrian groups (à 2 people) will get the chance to pitch their work to an audience of international experts while two other companies (à 4 people) will be showcasing in front of an international audience of music theatre artists and producers. All selected works will emerge out of a call for proposals. Music theatre companies, producers, composers and musicians from Austria are invited to apply for presenting their music theatre production at the Operadagen Rotterdam 2019 (19.-21.5.2019) and later at the Musiktheatertage Wien 2019 (12.-22.9.2019).
Applications are open until February 17, 2019. The works will be selected by a prominent jury, consisting of:
- Carola Bauckholt (Composer, Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität)
- Guy Coolen (Artistic Director Operadagen Rotterdam)
- Georg Steker (Artistic Director Musiktheatertage Wien 2019)
- Iris ter Schiphorst (Composer, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien).
About Operadagen Rotterdam
Operadagen Rotterdam is a worldwide opera and music theatre festival featuring contemporary, innovative, and ground-breaking productions by established international makers as well as young and adventurous talent. The festival presents stories about pushing back frontiers and the search for a new identity under the central festival theme Lost & Found from 2017 through 2020. Operadagen Rotterdam lets the audience rediscover classic operas from days long gone in brand-new arrangements as it leaves the beaten tracks with new music theatre performances, and points to exciting and unknown horizons.
About Musiktheatertage Wien
Musiktheatertage Wien is an international festival for future-oriented music-dramatic projects. It presents current national and international music theatre works and has successfully positioned itself as a venue for music theatre works with a wide range of forms.