Opera conducting – part 3 (Lisbon)

Wednesday 5th July 2017 - Saturday 8th July 2017
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

There are very limited chances internationally for young orchestra conductors to learn to work as an orchestra conductor with opera repertoire. This is the reason three enoa coorganisers joined forces for a three part workshop opera conducting.

During three periods in three different places – Amsterdam (Dutch National Opera), Waterloo (Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel) and Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – a series of training workshops on different aspects of conducting will take place, fostering participants skills on choir, orchestra and soloists conducting.

It will be mandatory that the same group of conductors will take part in all three phases of the workshop.

Tutor: Italian Conductor Carlo Rizzi for all three workshops. 

The workshop’s objectives at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: the workshop will mainly focus on the orchestral experience; the participants will have the chance of working with the resident orchestra (Orquestra Gulbenkian).


Application process for the artists willing to apply: 
- the artist must be connected to one of the 13 enoa member institutions 
- the artist must contact his/her sending institution, which decides if they recommend his/her application  
- the hosting institution confirms the list of participants after the registration deadline
- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel (fully or partly according to each institution’s internal rules)
*Per-diem are paid or not according to each institution’s internal rules

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practical information

Subscription's Deadline:
1st February 2017

up to 7 conductors (2 local + 5 to be sent by enoa partners, including the ones selected by the institutions involved on the workshop organisation)

Arrival date: 4th July 2017

Departure date: 9th July 2017

artistic requirements

Selection Criteria:
the three organising enoa partners will select the conductors. The same group of conductors takes part in all three parts of the workshop : Waterloo May 10-14 2017, Amsterdam May 30-June 4 2017, Lisbon July 4-8 2017

Programme to prepare:

To be decided 

Specific expectations:
Workshop for young extremely talented conductors with a strong interest and motivation to have a career in opera. Participants should expect to be involved in public concert with Orquestra Gulbenkian at the end of the workshop at Grande Auditório Gulbenkian (8th July).