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WOF concludes successfully attendance and participation

More than 250 professionals from the main opera associations of the world Opera Europa, OPERA America and Opera Latin America and representatives from Africa, Asia and Oceania, have participated in the historic meeting.


After three days of intense debates and conversations, it concludes with the concert offered by the winners of the Tenor Viñas Contest, at the Teatro Real, the first edition of the World Opera Forum, which brought together leading figures from the five continents linked to all professional fields of the lyrical world. Three days of work and discussion in which the main problems and challenges facing the sector have been exposed and debated and have served as a starting point for the construction of the future.

The meeting has reflected the need to convene more forums, focusing on more specific aspects for each area, with the aim of designing a new management model, creation and dissemination of an activity that must preserve its values, but also needs to be revitalized and adapted to the new times.

It has highlighted the importance of connecting the lines of tradition with the vanguard to maintain a form of art rooted and vibrant. The participation of artists from different cultures and their interpretation of the works from a new perspective, give the repertoire a new meaning and reach a wider audience and offer reflections to the current. For this, it is necessary to offer training and participation opportunities to the new generations and maintain an attitude of openness to racial and cultural diversity in all its dimensions.

The discussion on the evolution of the genre has been focused, in a very significant way, on the current creation, both from the musical and dramaturgical points of view, highlighting the importance of telling stories whose actuality interests a wider spectrum of the audience global. In this area, it has been pointed out the need to create opportunities for composers and librettists to form, learn, practice and master the vocal composition, but also the management of opportunities to develop their work through business practices that allow them to be carried out.
Among the main conclusions has highlighted the need to connect the tradition with the new creation, considering cultural and racial diversity as an essential asset. Education, training and new technologies have also been at the center of the debate as a starting point for the access and participation of new audiences. The challenge of new management activities and business participation has been encouraged to carry out the maintenance of the activity and generate opportunities for new creators.

Another important aspect has been the search for channels of conversation and interaction from theaters to the communities to which they belong. The participation and inclusion of society must extend from the artistic plane to social service, from labor to education, from economic interest to solidarity, to build networks that connect art with reality.

In the coming months a publication will be presented that will include both the debate sessions and the conclusions of this interesting exchange of ideas.