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Musiktheater Heute

Music theater today – what can it actually be, asks the Neuköllner Oper. Parallel to the series of works about the “female composing” of Clara Schumann and most recently Lili Boulanger, we also lead the discussion about current music theater and equal opportunities again and again and further. As with Happy Birthday, Clara or most recently at our roundtable Angst vor Melodie at the Kulturstall Britz as part of the Berlin Opera Prize 2022, we ask
we ask for concrete steps and measures to increase the visibility of underrepresented groups, genres and genders in opera and music theater. On November 21, 2022, we invite all interested parties to continue shaping the June discussion at the Neukölln Opera, to present their own
initiatives, to network and to work together on the music theater of the present and the future.

Special Inputs:

Cultural manager Marie-Louise Stille will report on the Women in Arts and Media network founded in 2021, which emerged from the mentoring program of the German Cultural Council and works to increase the number of women in leadership positions.

Composer Brigitta Muntendorf will speak online about her festival Frau Musica Nova, which focuses on the work of composers and performers who understand contemporary music as transmedial, intercultural and genre-free, as an experiment in boundaries.

Director and librettist Amy Stebbins will report on her international artists’ platform New Opera Dialogues, which is about the exchange of contemporary opera aesthetics and forms of work.

Hybrid event (can be joined by Zoom), free admission | Registration (and access data for Zoom, if applicable) at

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