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The Music Theatre NOW Network is calling for artistic works – Call for applications

The Music Theatre NOW Network is calling for artistic works – Call for applications

Music Theatre NOW Network

Deadline: 30 June 2018


The Music Theatre NOW Network, in collaboration with the German Centre of the ITI, coordinates activities in the world of music theatre and is currently conducting a worldwide competition called Music Theatre NOW aimed at creators of new opera and music theatre.

The Music Theatre NOW (MTNOW) competition addresses first productions of new works, which have been professionally created anywhere in the world.

A jury of five internationally acclaimed music theatre professionals will select ten outstanding productions. The ten winners will be invited to present their works in short lectures at the international convention of Music Theatre NOW at the Operadagen festival in Rotterdam, in May 2019.

MTNOW prize winners are winning a unique opportunity for international exposure and invaluable networking opportunities and advice from other professionals, because many curators and presenters from around the world will be invited to attend the convention.

MTNOW is looking forward to groundbreaking submissions from all forms of professional opera and music theatre. The Jury welcomes submissions that demonstrate new developments and dynamism - textually, in genre, score, or staging. Works made by opera and theatre institutions, works created by festivals, or works created by individuals are also welcomed.

The network also accepts works by so-called non-academic composers and works without a written score. Special attention will be given to works, whose musical and theatrical vocabulary originates from outside of the Western European tradition. As a guideline for regions where music theatre or opera are not well defined: there is encouragement for interdisciplinary submissions, where music plays the dominant role.


To register, candidates have to apply online here.

For each application an administration fee of 15 € (fifteen EURO) will be asked.


The deadline for applications is 30 June 2018.

To read the details of this call, please click here

To submit a project proposal, click here

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