Competition

General Information

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO MTN 2015 ENDED JUNE 30th 2015.
Music theatre productions which had premiered between July 2012 and June 2015 were eligible for the  competition.
The next call for applications will be announced in January 2018.

The Competition

First productions of new works, which were professionally created anywhere in the world, may be submitted.  

 

Whether works made by opera and theatre institutions, works created by festivals, works created by individuals - we are open to all forms of professional opera and music theatre which push boundaries.

 
All kinds of works, which demonstrate a new development in the genre, be it in score, text and/or staging, can be entered. 


Additionally, singing does not necessarily have to be part of the production. 

Works by so-called non-academic composers and works without a written score may also be entered.  

The competition does not allow re-workings or reinterpretations of existing music, operas or music theatre works to be entered.
Works such as these MAY NOT be submitted, with the exception of original musical compositions, which include samples.

Special attention will be given to works, whose musical and theatrical vocabulary originates outside of the Western European tradition. As a guideline for those regions in which categories such as music theatre or opera are not defined: all interdisciplinary work will be considered, where music plays a dominant role.