Technical & Production forum

The Technical & Production forum brings together Technical Directors and Production Managers who regularly meet at Opera Europa conferences or separately. Since it was founded in 2004, the senior Opera Europa forum has dealt with issues like Production Project Management, in-house workshops versus outsourcing, good practice for rentals and co-productions, and the conception of a Theatre Database.

The steering group of the forum is composed of:

Bob Brandsen (Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
Artūras Alenskas (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet)
Paulo Da-Luz (Den Norske Opera og Ballett)
Charmaine Goodchild (La Monnaie Brussels)
Åsa Jansson (GöteborgsOperan)
David Stuttart (Wexford Festival Opera)
Malgorzata Szablowska (Polish National Opera)
​​Timo Tuovila (Finnish National Opera Helsinki)


The next meeting will take place at Palermo from 1-3 October 2019 together with the Human Resources group.

Download the programme and registration form here  >>


Hotels in Palermo


Palermo is a top European tourist destination and very popular in autumn, an early booking is advised. There are luxury hotels and numerous small and charming B&Bs in the city centre of Palermo, many of which are located a few steps away from the Teatro Massimo. However, we blocked a few rooms in larger hotels for our forum meeting. All the following deals include breakfast. The city tax of 1.50 Euro per night is not included in the rates.


Hotel Tonic (less than 500m from the Opera)

10 rooms, book until 1 August 2019 mentioning Opera Europa

Via Mariano Stabile, 126

Tel. +39 091 581754,

Single room 70 €

Double room single use 80 €

Double room 90 €


B&B Ai Vicerè (200m from the Opera)

7 rooms, book until 1 August 2019 mentioning Opera Europa

Tel. +39 0915073915,

Via Pignatelli Aragona, 82

Single room 50 €

Double room 65 €


Hotel Mediterraneo (400m from the Opera)

15 rooms, book until 10 July 2019 mentioning Opera Europa

Tel. +39 091581133,

Via Rosolino Pilo, 43

Single room 70 €

Double room 80 €


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