The Opéra Royal de Wallonie- Liège has for many years enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with two of the most important music teaching institutions in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Conservatoire royal de Liège and the Namur Institut royal de Musique et de Pédagogie (IMEP) music academies. While both of these institutions provide a high level of training in singing or playing an instrument, the Opera gives their students the opportunity to participate in several productions. In immersion in the rehearsal process, in contact with conductors and members of the orchestra as well as the choir, the students can thus familiarise themselves with their future profession and all its particularities.
During the 2022-2023 season, instrumentalists from the Conservatoire royal de Liège and IMEP contributed to the productions of Alzira, La Sonnambula, Hamlet, Adriana Lecouvreur, I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata and Dialogues des Carmélites.
During the 2023-2024 season, the collaboration between the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège and the Conservatoire royal de Liège plus the IMEP will be renewed for several productions.
Furthermore, on Sunday 11th February 2024 at 17.00, our orchestra, conducted by Ayrton Desimpelaere, will perform in the Grand Manège concert hall in Namur to accompany the winners of the CIALN (the Concours International d’Art Lyrique de Namur opera competition) organised by the IMEP.