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European Opera Days 2016 at the LNOBT


The first European Opera Forum brought together over 600 participants – around 400 opera professionals, 50 artists, 70 Friends of opera, and 100 young participants from around Europe. To make this major gathering on opera resonate beyond Paris, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of opera’s first masterpiece, the first European Opera Days were created, encouraging European opera companies to open their doors and welcomes diverse audiences for special activities. With over 100 participating theatres, the initiative was a great success with audiences. Since then, an annual theme sets the tone for inspiring angles to these open activities. This year brings the tenth edition of the European Opera Days (EODs), with close to 90 participating companies in 24 countries, on the unifying theme, Theatre of the World.

Audience surveys, conducted by the opera companies participating in EODs, tell us 60% of participants had their first encounter with opera during this festive weekend. And it is a testimony to the vivid interest in opera in general that, over the past 9 editions, well over one million people have taken part in the rich and diverse activities offered during the European Opera Days.

European Opera Days 10
THEATRE OF THE WORLD
6-8 May 2016
PROGRAMME of EUROPEAN OPERA DAYS at the LNOBT

6 May, Friday

9 p.m.: Pre-party of the European Opera Days 10
Theatrical concert of the participants of LNOBT’s Opera Probation programme at the club “Tamsta”
"Opera: a Trip from Milan to Paris and Back"

7 May, Saturday

10 a.m.: LNOBT’s backstage tour
Booking: (+370) 262 0727, (+370) 615 51000, info@opera.lt

11 a.m.: Breakfast with Kipras
Delicious snacks, coffee and conversations on the lawn beside the monument of Kipras Petrauskas

11 a.m.: “Children are Drawing the Theatre of the World”
Hosted at the Painting Hall of the LNOBT. Booking: : edukacija@opera.lt

12 noon: Official opening of the celebration and “World of Opera” exhibition
At the Red Foyer of the LNOBT

12:30 p.m. Concert of the participants of LNOBT’s Opera Probation programme
At the Chamber Hall of the LNOBT

3 p.m.: Concert of opera studio for children and dance company “Polėkis“
At the Chamber Hall of the LNOBT

3:30 p.m.: European Opera Days quiz “Theatre of the World”
At the Red Foyer of the LNOBT. Team booking: edukacija@opera.lt

8 May, Sunday

12 noon: Opera “The Tiny Lingonberry”
After the show everyone is invited to the Red Foyer of the LNOBT to participate in a photo session with the performers.

2:30 p.m.: LNOBT’s backstage tour
Booking: (+370) 262 0727, (+370) 615 51000, info@opera.lt

 

 




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