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Music Theater Now, International Competition for the Creators of New Opera and Music Theatre

Published 31.03.08

20-23 November 2008, Berlin, Germany. Application deadline: 16 May 2008

The International Music Theatre Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) in cooperation with the German Centre of ITI invites artists to participate in a worldwide competition for the creators of new opera and music theatre. The prize winners will be invited to present their work at the international meeting Music Theater Now, from the 20th to the 23rd November 2008 in Berlin.

By contemporary music theatre we mean pieces that demonstrate a new development in the art form, be it in score, libretto and/or staging. The jury is open to experimental productions expanding the frontiers of the genre, as long as they can be seen as music theatre.

We expect that works by so-called non-academic composers will also be considered. Special attention will be given to works, whose musical and theatrical vocabulary originates outside the western European tradition. As a guideline for those regions in which categories such as music theatre or opera are not defined: all interdisciplinary performing arts works will be considered, in which music, especially that produced by the human voice, plays a dominate role.


ITI Germany

Schloss Strasse 48

D-12165 Berlin


Further Information:

Music Theatre Competition

Application Form

Copyright 2008 ITI Germany.

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