Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

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The GET CLOSE TO OPERA project will develop and promote inclusive and multicultural arts education and training programmes seeking to support best practice in migrant and refugee contexts. The training methodology will use Multiple Intelligence Theory and focus on Opera as the delivery artform.

GET CLOSE TO OPERA is inspired by Opera as an artform that embraces multiple languages and engages it’s audiences emotionally through music. We believe that through Opera we can unleash the potential to reach across barriers, creatively communicate, and explore what we have in common.

GET CLOSE TO OPERA recognises the wide range of activity that has already been created in this context, and seeks to engage with Opera houses, Opera companies, singers, musicians, Opera creatives, dancers, actors, cultural mediators, facilitators working through the arts in migrant and refugee contexts, and educators interested in non-formal education methodologies.

We will try to open the doors of Opera Houses reshaping them into laboratories for inclusion and social innovation, cultural exchanges and learning.

For everybody.


Get Close to Opera Partner | ENoMW

Today Anna Zobnina introduces European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW), a valuable organisation that represents the opinion of migrant & refugee women & girls at the European and International level. Their contribution will be important for #getclosetoopera too.

Slået op af Get Close to Opera i Torsdag den 1. februar 2018


  • Over the next two years, we will develop and test with them a new methodology, which applies the Theory of Multiple Intelligence to Opera.
  • After a preparatory research phase, we will design an innovative training programme for educators and trainers, which will take place in Matera (Italy) in 2019.
  • We will then apply the methodology developed through a series of pilot actions involving migrants and refugees that will be carried out in Italy, Spain, Greece, Belgium and United Kingdom.
  • We will share our experience and our tools on an online platform open with all those who wish to experiment and share the GET CLOSE TO OPERA methodology throughout all Europe.



  • Competence framework for Opera & Arts educationalists, with a focus on inclusive education
  • Training package on how to apply the Multiple Intelligence Theory (MIT)  and  Opera to the development of inclusive educational projects: educators from across  Europe meet  to design and test  the methodology in Matera,  European Capital of Culture in 2019  
  • Pilot Learning Modules for Opera & Arts educationalists based on MIT, that will be tested with migrants in Italy, Spain, Greece, Belgium and United Kingdom.
  • Transmedia Manual for the application of MIT in multiple contexts
  • A open Social Learning Platform for Opera / Arts educationalists
  • Policy document for Opera Houses & Cultural organisations