Opera: Past, Present, Perfect

Opera: Past, Present, Perfect

27/10/2020

Project leader: Muzicko opersko teatarska organizacija, Serbia
Madlenianum Opera & Theatre, Serbia
Nieuw Geneco, The Netherlands
Univerzitet Donja Gorica Podgorica, North Macedonia
Young Musicians International Association of Georgia, Georgia

Grant awarded: 120,000 €

Main scope of this action is to connect and educate young professionals with a view to establish a cross-sectoral, cross- national and intergenerational dialogue (between young professionals – mentors), collaboration and expertise exchange to (re)position opera as interdisciplinary and authentic European art form.
More specifically, the aim is Re/thinking the context of the Opera and its relevance within the contemporary world, with the activities directed at capacity building – training, education and improving competency of end users and beneficiaries, using the advantages of up-to-date technologies in advertising and production (social networking, applications, and digital scenography) and synergy of intergeneration dialogue.
One of the facts about Opera position today is that formal educational centers very often do not consider the fact that Opera is truly interdisciplinary art, where each and every segment is equally important. Boundaries between art forms have blurred even more, and with the use of new technologies, including the incorporation of film or real-time video and digital electronics into the work, with the vision of young artist of new generation a new sense of opera can be found. The project will be implemented not only in capital cities and culture centers of participating countries, but also in smaller municipalities and rural areas, with an attempt to demystify opera and classical music as “elitist”.
Such approach is based on previous experiences and will be built on lessons learn from numerous projects implemented by all participating organizations on local, regional and national level.