about enoa


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the network 

enoa is a network of European cultural institutions – academies, opera producers, foundations and festivals – which counts thirteen full members and thirteen associated partners from 17 different European countries. From May 2011 until April 2016, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, enoa worked to train emerging artists and promote their mobility, while encouraging the creation and performance of new operas all over Europe.

Thanks to the support from the Creative Europe programme, enoa was able to launch in May 2016 Young Opera Makers wich offers an ambitious four-year-programme consisting of a wide variety of activities hosted by enoa members all over Europe including workshops, labs, residencies, co-productions and co-commissions. With this new programme, the network aims to give young artists the keys to their occupational integration and international career development.

130 activities will be organised over 4 years:

60 workshops aimed at various opera careeers.
30 residencies to offer a young creator the opportunity to be hosted by an artistic institution for a variable period of time.
30 labs which will be experimental workshops for young creative teams, formed around a specific project.
several productions which will be designed and/or performed by young artists selected during their time in the workshops, and developed at several labs.


The enoa project started in May 2009, when five of the current members decided to set-up an international partnership. We are proud that the network has now thirteen partners coming from all over Europe – from North or South, East and West – all contribute to a fantastic cultural diversity.

associated partners

enoa counts thirteen associated partners including the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, the Icelandic Opera, the Oper Stuttgart, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Silbersee, the Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Opera Program, the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo de Porto, the Latvian National Opera, the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa and the Opera Academy of the Royal Danish Opera.
Each associated partner is twinned with another member organisation. They are welcome to join the network as soon as they share the same artistic ambitions and views.

european commission support

Creative Europe is the European Commission’s programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe will support Europe’s cultural and creative sectors.

Its stated aims are to:
- Help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalization;
- Enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion;
- Give Europe’s culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences.