THE OPERA STAGE’S VISION IS TO REVOLUTIONISE THE WAY THAT THE OPERA INDUSTRY WORKS.
We believe in changing the flow of information within the opera industry - the way companies and artists interact - by opening all unpaid opportunities (jobs, competitions, Young Artists Programs, training courses, masterclasses, awards/scholarships, etc.) to artists free of charge. Only paid job opportunities will be included in our paid subscription. This will put the artists in the driver’s seat and will allow companies to reach a larger audience.
The idea for The Opera Stage was hatched in the sun on the terrace café of London's Royal Festival Hall over several strong coffees in the spring of 2013 by two entrepreneurial singing colleagues, Stephen Svanholm and Marcin Kopec. The company was launched in June, 2013 as a simple Jobs & Audition Information service. The two collaborators went on to form the London-based artist agency Svanholm Kopec Artist Management. After a couple of years Stephen opted to focus on The Opera Stage, decamping to Berlin and its thriving start-up scene. Marcin went on to work full-time as an agent, and is currently the UK representative for Tact International Art Management.
Today, the owners of The Opera Stage are Stephen Svanholm and Teo Grigorev, an Amsterdam-based developer and entrepreneur. Stephen serves as the CEO and Daily Operations Manager. Teo is the CTO and Head Developer.
The Opera Stage re-launched in September 2017, expanding on its offerings, and adding a full opera industry directory and administration tools both for artists and agencies. Our main offices are in Berlin, Stockholm and Amsterdam. We also have job scouts in London and Boston.
A few interesting facts about us:
Our new Directory is the largest freely editable online directory of the opera industry. It has:
Over 550,000 performances listed
Over 18,000 artists listed
Over 14,000 companies listed
Our Jobs Board features over 200 paying positions per month
Information about our Products & Services can be found on the Artist Features page or Agent Features page. (links) For general enquiries, contact us using our Contact Page (link). Members of the media may direct inquiries to press [at ] theoperastage [dot] com