World Opera Day

Celebrated on Monday, 25 October, World Opera Day is a reminder of the importance of the arts in society.

Wexford Festival Opera is proud to participate in World Opera Day!

Watch the streaming of I Capuleti e i Montecchi from the O'Reilly Theatre in Wexford

(Available from 25 Oct 2021 @ 10h00 CET until 25 Apr 2022 @ 12h00 CET)

World Opera Day takes place every year on 25 October with the aim of underlining the positive value of opera for society. 

Following months of theatre closures, the opera sector takes the opportunity to reboot. On 25 October, opera companies and opera lovers around the globe celebrate World Opera Day.

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 focuses on 3 main strands:

  • Jobs for the next generation of talent
  • Equal opportunities
  • Green opera

These commitments translate into local initiatives and activities to increase each opera company’s impact on its community. From rooftop concerts to highlighting efforts in sustainability, follow #WorldOperaDay on social media on 25 October to witness Opera Reboot across the world.

Opera Europa, the European association of opera companies and festivals, has followed through to support these strands for its own professional stakeholders – opera companies and artists.

Opera is an international language, and its stories reflect an understanding of human nature and contribute to sustaining the values of freedom and tolerance. Opera should belong to and includes all those within its community where it is made. It must embrace a diverse but connected world. World Opera Day is an occasion to underline the importance of culture in society.

Additionally, OperaVision celebrates World Opera Day in the company of young artists from seven opera studios. Through filmed performances and fly-on-the-wall documentaries, discover the next generation of talent from Tokyo, Paris, London, Hanover, Amsterdam, Warsaw and Rome, throughout World Opera Day from 10:00 to 22:00 CET.

World Opera Day programme on 25 October:

10:00 - New National Theatre Tokyo

12:00 - Opéra Comique Paris

14:00 - Royal Opera House Covent Garden

16:00 - Staatsoper Hanover

18:00 - Dutch National Opera

20:00 - Polish National Opera

22:00 - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma/Festival Verdi Parma

(Available from 25 Oct 2021 @ 10h00 CET until 25 Apr 2022 @ 12h00 CET)

Please click here to watch through the Operavision platform.


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