Welcome to Music Theatre NOW

A competition and a meeting
dedicated to worldwide exchange in new opera and music theatre.




Presented by the Music Theatre Committee of International Theatre Institute in cooperation with the German Centre of ITI.
Applications for third edition are possible now. START YOUR REGISTRATION HERE...
Enter the competition until 30 June 2015.
The final meeting will be held in May 2016 during Operadagen Rotterdam (Netherlands).


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Find out more about prizes, the meeting, the jury, the application process or the past winners.

The entries go from traditional to experimental, low budget productions to large-scale ones, cafe performance to gallery installation, and of course, the use of conventional venues too. Amongst the works are operas, musicals and music performances (concert), whilst the definition of music theatre is becoming more hybrid and/or multi-faceted.  As a genre, music theatre is evolving and defining itself.

(Danny Yung, jury-member 2012)