Cultural heritage surrounds us in the buildings of our cities and our landscapes. It is not only preserved in literature, art and objects, but also expressed in craft and stories… and in the performing arts.

Under the umbrella campaign of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the ETC launched a joint campaign with Pearle* and Opera Europa: www.onstage2018.eu

On Stage 2018 was a one-of-a-kind online calendar celebrating the performing arts in Europe. With a series of performances and dedicated side events in 2018, it highlighted the dynamic and vivid role of performing arts in European cultural heritage and offered a possibility to present ETC Members’ work at a European level. 

Every event in the On Stage 2018 calendar — onstage, backstage or online — was  specifically chosen across the European continent to represent the diversity and vitality of European performance: Not only classical works of performing arts and music, but also important national productions, renowned artists and up-and-coming European talents.

Photo: Disgraced (2013 Pulitzer Prize) directed by Martin Kušej and performed by Paolo Pierobon (on the photo), Fausto Russo Alesi, Anna Della Rosa, Astrid Meloni, Teatro Stabile Torina/Italy. © Andrea Macchia courtesy of Teatro Stabile Torino - Teatro Nazionale

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