On 23 May 2013
Discopéra - Guillaume Tell
From 7 June to 15 June 2013
More than ever, cultural development is at the heart of the concerns of the major opera houses. The opera genre, like culture in general, cannot rest on its laurels. It must renew itself and give pride of place to innovative, creative ideas and experimentation or run the risk of missing the bandwagon and being left behind. The hermetically sealed bubble that is the opera genre is bursting open on all sides, performers are leaving their stages for "flashmobs" and cultural institutions are embarking on processes that are open, demystifying and disinhibiting.
We are not lagging behind.
The number of young spectators is constantly increasing. At present, it represents almost 30 % of our audience.
A unique, long-lasting pricing policy aimed at young people under the age of 32.
Exclusive activities reserved for the young spectators who have become members of ClubOpér@ of their own accord.
Nearly 10,000 children and young people who come each season within an educational context.
Interactive performances for budding spectators, in which the child, who comes with his school or his family, is fully involved in the musical event.
In addition to high quality singing coaching, the choir school offers the children the opportunity to experience a unique and original adventure.
The social adventure
Culture is an essential right, both moral and legal, to which all citizens are entitled. This access becomes fundamental for minority groups or for those who are facing a social or financial challenge:
Nearly 4,000 spectators attended the Sundays in Concert events for 1 €
Visits for literacy groups
Events for the Spectators' Committe of the CPAS
Application of the prices under Article 27
Invitations to rehearsals for rest homes with the intention of generational mixing (children/old people)
Integrating disabled people into the performances
With family and friends
The entirely free satellite activities organised by the Opéra bring together an increasingly varied audience, allowing as many people as possible to explore the human and technical "machine" that operates behind the scenes when the current rises while spending a fun, enjoyable time together:
Open days at the Palais Opéra and in our set and costume studios,
European Opera Days
Moving with the times
Access to and participation in culture is an inherent part of an age. Serious consideration must be given to the new methods of communication which make it possible to reach a new audience:
Broadcasting our performances via streaming
Presence on the social networks
Interest in the other musical cultures sows seeds of curiosity and establishes new ways of collaborating:
Electronic opera nights
New joint productions conjunction with the youth centres in the Liège region.
Mixing genres and people is enriching and naturally conveys notions of tolerance and openness towards other people.
Establishing opera firmly in its social and cultural environment and fulfilling our role as a vehicle of culture, now that's the message we want to get across!