European network of opera academies

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Young Opera Makers — Programme 2016-2020

Founded by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence with partner institutions, the enoa network was born from the wish of a number of operatic institutions – opera academies, festivals, foundations and producers – to work more closely together to support the professional integration of the most talented young artists and to support the development of their artistic ambitions.

With the backing of the European Commission’s Culture Programme since 2011 and Creative Europe programme since 2016, enoa has been working to train emerging artists and promote their mobility, while encouraging the creation and performance of new operas all over Europe.

Thanks to its first 5 years of experience, the enoa network is renewing its commitment to artists at the start of their professional careers and launching Young Opera Makers starting in May 2016.

In a rapidly changing industry, where the role of creation, the development of new forms, the exploration of innovative creative processes and audience renewal are among the major challenges for opera professionals, the issue of the training and occupational integration of young creators and performers is of crucial importance.

Young Opera Makers programme’s aim is to give them the keys to their occupational integration and international career by offering them excellent training, with an interdisciplinary and contemporary approach to opera, enabling them to perform and experience creative processes, and increase their visibility and access to international recruitment circuits.

13 member institutions, over 1000 young artists and some 300 professionals make up the enoa community.

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