Worldwide Competition for New Opera and Music Theatre

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Genre : Calls for papers
Contact details Christian Grammel
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater
Release/publication date : January 2015
Published on : 01/05/2015
Source : Arterial Nertwork

The Music Theatre Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) has announced the third call for entries for their competition 'Music Theatre NOW'. The main goal of this unique event, which is produced by the German centre of the world's largest organization for the performing arts, is to promote creative exchange among artists and presenters.

"From a strategic point of view, 'Music Theatre NOW' is an engine to push the concept and practice of music theatre to new frontiers", observed Danny Yung, renowned director and producer from Hong Kong and jury-member of the 2012 competition. Although more and more works are being produced around the globe, only a few producers have the opportunity to see work from abroad – as these kinds of performances do not travel much.

The competition is open to works which are new or have been staged for the first time after June 2012: operas and music theatre large and small, works made for large opera houses, or works created by a single person for tiny venues. Composers, librettists, publishers, conductors, stage directors and/or presenters are eligible to submit works - creators of visually innovative performances or dramatic works, which explore the notion of music theatre, are especially encouraged.

The international jury for Music Theatre NOW 2015 consists of Brett Bailey (South African playwright, designer and director, who continues his commitment from the 2012 jury), Guy Coolen (director of the production company 'Muziektheater Transparant' and artistic director of the international opera festival 'Operadagen' in Rotterdam), Sara Joan Fang (music producer for Singapore's national performing arts centre ‚Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay'), as well as!

Deadline for entries: 30th June 2015

Contact: Christian Grammel (Coordinating Director of MTN)




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