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Jean-Marc Turmes


La Monnaie I De Munt

La Monnaie I De Munt

Writing and composing opera & challenges facing our society

in the frame of the creation of Cassandra

19 - 23 September 2023

La Monnaie I De Munt


As la Monnaie has taken at heart to bringing new narratives and anchoring opera in the 21st century challenges over the past years, the institution also wants to share its knowledge and experience to future generation of artists to make them change makers.



This workshop will take place in the frame of the Cassandra/Brussels 2030 festival and will share several proposals in common, of course as a live performance of Cassandra.


The participants will be able to attend conferences of the festival but also to work around the following modules and questions :


> Module 1 / Contemporary challenges

> Module 2 / Community aspects

> Module 3 / New narratives  


A short team assignment will be proposed to the artists (more information about that project will be send out to the selected participants in August) and time will be dedicated to preparing that small project/presentation.


A facilitator will be present during all of the workshop in order to be the main point of contact of the artists and speakers, to help with having an inclusive, objective and diverse dialogue around the topics that will be tackled.


 Practical informations


Date: From September 19th to 22nd, 2023

Place: La Monnaie / De Munt - Rue Leopold 23 – 1000 Bruxelles


 Application process


- the artist must be connected to one of the 12 enoa member institutions

- the artist must contact their sending institution, which decides if they recommend their application

- if recommanded, the artist must send their application to their sending institution contact

- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.


The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.

More information on enoa’s commitments




- Number of participants: 12

- Positions reserved for participants supported by enoa organisations: 12


 Artistic requirements


A strong will to understand and work on contemporary challenges and new narratives


Application requirements:

• CV or bio (with, when applicable, highlight on contemporary challenges already tackled during the artist’s career)

• Short motivation letter (max half page) to explain why the artist is interested in the subjects that will be discussed during the workshop




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