Dalhalla is an opera arena created, with acoustically outstanding results, from an ex-quarry. It strives to be Sweden’s most prominent arena for summer opera and regularly collaborates with national and international opera houses on unforgettable productions. By reaching out to as wide an audience as possible, organizers hope to bring the artform to new people. Dalhalla offers an opportunity to enjoy opera in a relaxed way, without compromising the artistic quality of this spectacular arena.
UNIDRAM is a European theatre festival taking place in Potsdam every year since 1994. It creates intercultural dialogue among artists from different countries that leads to long-term co-productions and partnerships, with an East European focus. It embodies a searching type of modern theatre, innovative in content and form, with a particular focus on performances that operate on the boundaries between acting, dance, visual and performance art. Workshops and talks enable intense artistic exchange.
The Tampere Vocal Music Festival celebrated its first 4 decades in June 2015 by marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius. A different choir conductor is chosen to be artistic director to oversee the biennial festival’s programme, which includes a contest for vocal ensembles, the international chorus review, concerts, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and a choir market. The 2017 edition will commemorate Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence with a newly commissioned work.