Opera Europa is the leading service organisation for professional opera companies and opera festivals throughout Europe. It currently serves 135 member companies from 36 different countries. Its main office is in Brussels, where it is registered as a cultural organization in compliance with Belgian law. Its governing Board is made up of 15 members chosen from the general membership and elected for 3 year terms. An executive Director, a Manager and two Coordinators are responsible for managing the organization and for responding to members’ needs.
Conferences open to the general membership take place at least twice a year in alternating member cities. Conference programmes focus on topics and developments of current practical interest, such as maximizing income, audience development, new technologies and new media, human resources, fundraising.