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The Founder Members

Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater
Germany

Bayreuth University’s Research Institute for Music Theatre (Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater, or fimt) in Thurnau, Germany, is an international centre of academic excellence pursuing studies and research in opera and the wider spectrum of music theatre studies.

Vanemuine Theatre
Estonia

Founded in 1865 in Tartu, the Vanemuine is Estonia’s oldest theatre. It was also the first professional theatre in Estonia (1906) and is the only three-genre theatre in the country, staging operas, operettas and musicals, classical ballet and modern dance and drama. Vanemuine hosts its own ballet company, the Vanemuine Ballet.

Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic was established in 1992 by the Czech National Council as the Czech successor of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. The Academy is the leading non-university public research institution in the Czech Republic. It conducts both fundamental and strategic applied research.

Institut für Theaterwissenschaft
Austria

The University of Vienna’s Department for Theatre, Film, and Media Studies is the largest such university department in the German-speaking area. It is mainly a place for theoretical discussion and an interface between research and artistic practice.

Co-operation Partners

Opera Vlaanderen
Antwerp & Ghent | Belgium

Opera Vlaanderen is the only Flemish opera company. Maintaining opera houses in Antwerp and Ghent (Opera Antwerpen/Opera Gent), it is focused on both unknown repertoire (contemporary and baroque) and the famous classics. The Opera Vlaanderen is especially known for its contemporary staging style.

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Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp
Antwerp | Belgium

The Institute of Jewish Studies is dedicated to interdisciplinary, internationally embedded research on Judaism. To achieve this mission, the Institute is active in the fields of academic research, university teaching and educational services for a general public.

Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical
Lisbon | Portugal

The Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical (CESEM), Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, is a centre dedicated to research on the phenomenon of music from a great variety of points of view—sociological, aesthetic, historical, compositional, etc.—through an interaction between the various areas of Musicology and between these and the other Social and Human Sciences.

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Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna | Austria

The Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), with a history dating back to the mid-19th century, is considered one of the most important opera houses and opera companies in the world; in particular, it is the house with the largest repertoire. The members of the Vienna Philharmonic are recruited from its orchestra.

University of Zurich
Zurich | Switzerland

The University of Zurich has attained international recognition for its academic excellence and belongs to the top-ranked universities in the German-speaking world, and is the largest, most academically diverse institute of higher learning in Switzerland.

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Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
Lisbon | Portugal

The Teatro Naçional de São Carlos was specifically constructed in the 19th century to be Lisbon’s sole opera house and today the grand theatre maintains an excellent reputation for attracting quality companies who perform both classical and contemporary works.

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Paris | France

Its extraordinary legacy has made the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées a national historic landmark and vital cultural center.  For over a century, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has been the place where the most celebrated artists have come to make their names in Paris. The world’s finest orchestras and world-class soloists have always been a fixture at the Theatre.

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European Forum Alpbach
Innsbuck | Austria

The European Forum Alpbach is an annual event that takes place in August in the Tyrolean village of Alpbach, Austria. Politicians, academics, students, and decision makers from all areas come together to discuss and brainstorm new ideas and solutions to European and global problems. The forum was founded in 1945 by Otto Molden, who had been active in the Austrian resistance movement. More than 3,000 people from over 50 countries accept the invitation to participate in the European Forum Alpbach each year.

Kammeroper Wien
Vienna | Austria

The Kammeroper Wien (Vienna Chamber Opera), founded in 1953, is a small and intimate theatre house with a very specific focus on baroque opera, contemporary musical theatre and opera buffa.

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Prinzregententheater
Munich | Germany

The Prinzregententheater in Munich (English: The Prince Regent’s Theatre) is the headquarter of the Bavarian Theatre Academy.  It is used for both student performances and performances by the Bavarian State Opera.

Theatre Academy of Bavaria “August Everding”
Munich | Germany

The Theatre Academy of Bavaria “August Everding” was founded in 1993. The study programmes it offers are organised in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film. It is specialised in acting, directing, opera singing, musical theatre, set and costume design, dramaturgy, make-up, and art musical.

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Herbert von Karajan Centrum
Vienna | Austria

The Herbert von Karajan Centrum was founded by Eliette von Karajan. Its mission as a cultural institution is the maintenance of the musical legacy of Herbert von Karajan. The Herbert von Karajan Centrum was opened in 1995 in Vienna.

Volksoper Wien
Vienna | Austria

The Volksoper Wien is a major opera house focused performances of opera, operetta, and musical in German language. It is Vienna’s only theatre dedicated to the genre of operetta.

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Radiokulturhaus
Vienna | Austria

The RadioKulturhaus is a venue operated by Ö1, an Austrian radio station focussed on classical music, opera an jazz. It is run by Austria’s public broadcaster ORF. The building is the oldest boradcasting centre in Austria, and in addition to serving as headquarters for Ö1, it is also home to the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO).

Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
Ekaterinburg | Russia

The Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is one of the oldest opera houses in Russia. A bearer of the Russian and international musical traditions, it seeks to comprehend and incorporate the classical heritage in the context of changing cultural demands of the Russian society and to encourage further development in Russian music theatre.

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Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf
Wiepersdorf | Germany

Wiepersdorf Castle’s three main activities are preservation, support, and exchange of ideas in a cultural context. The symposia and exhibitions at Wiepersdorf Castle are an invitation to engage in an intellectual dialogue on current issues in art, literature, and the humanities.

Austrian Theatre Museum
Vienna | Austria

Dating back to the 17th century, the Austrian Theatre Museum (Österreichisches Theatermuseum) is the national museum of theatre history in Austria and one of the biggest and most important documentation centres of its kind in the world. The museum has its origins in the theatre-related collections that accrued to the Austrian National Library, which included not only books and ephemera but also many other sorts of theatrical objects.

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Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft
Vienna | Austria

The University of Vienna’s Department for Theatre, Film, and Media Studies is the largest such university department in the German-speaking area. It is mainly a place for theoretical discussion and an interface between research and artistic practice.

Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater
Thurnau | Germany

Bayreuth University’s Research Institute for Music Theatre (Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater, or fimt) in Thurnau, Germany, is an international centre of academic excellence pursuing studies and research in opera and the wider spectrum of music theatre studies.

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