For the third edition of World Opera Day, opera has decided to reboot
World Opera Day is celebrated on 25 October, the birthday of Georges Bizet and Johann Strauss II, composers of possibly the world’s most famous opera and operetta. It is a day when opera companies, along with artists, opera lovers and opera professionals may show and celebrate the value of the art form.
This edition of World Opera Day will take place in a challenging context as theatres around the world resume activity. Former production models have been challenged and many have invested thought and time in re-inventing. Opera companies are re-opening with new ambitions.
Following months of theatre closures, the opera sector takes the opportunity to reboot. The third edition of World Opera Day will take place in a challenging context as theatres around the world resume activity. Former production models have been challenged, and many have invested thought and time in re-inventing themselves to embody their roles as responsible actors of society. Opera companies are re-opening with new ambitions. This year’s theme of Opera Reboot translates into 3 main strands:
- GREEN OPERA: re-evaluated production models, taking into account eco-responsible choices
- EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: recognising the diversity of citizens can be better reflected in the sector, in the workforce, on stage as well as in the audience
- JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT: preparing young artists and dedicated professionals for a career in Opera.
These commitments are translated into local initiatives and activities to increase each opera company’s impact on its community.
The official opening of World Opera Day will take place at the Opera Europa Fall Conference at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg on 25 October. On this day of popularization of opera art, various specialized events of the opera houses will take place both on their own venues and online.
Museum Collection, supporting the initiative of opera art popularization, invites you to take pleasure of listening to the musical selection comprised of opera works included in world classics and digitized from media stored in the museum Collection Sound Library.
Thematic photo album for the World Opera Day, which includes postcards from the collection section “Prints” (Published by NA Krestovnikov, K. Fischer and others, early 20th century) is posted in the museum “Photo Gallery”.