LyriCoalition is a network of European opera professionals associations and unions formed in April 2020, which currently includes 7 countries : Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden.
Despite the differences in all of the countries, we discovered through our frequent discussions that we have many common ideals and objectives, but also obstacles that we wish to overcome. Between borders there are varying structures and labour codes and the very nature of our employment is multifaceted, which can result in misinterpretation and legal, social and financial disadvantage.
As an opera professional association network, we are committed to international solidarity and have already undertaken major projects.
Seeking to establish a strong and reliable communication channel, the most important European associations of Freelance Operatic Artists, are launching a network : LyriCoalition, The European Association of Independent Opera Professionals.
Our members believe in the urgent need for networking, exchange and solidarity ! This portal is intended to coordinate and support us among ourselves. By helping ourselves, we help others. For us, this means : Communicate, exchange, think ahead, inspire, inform, involve !
"Imagine all artists sharing their range of potentials : what an explosively powerful tool to shake rotten structures."
Nicola Beller Carbone
"To finally have an international network to exchange experience and strengthen our rights in the name of solidarity feels very positive!"
SWEDEN/Scen & Film
"Beyond cultures and languages, it is one of the most beautiful things to work on the creation and construction of these bridges whose cement is called "solidarity".”