Art brings people together: World Art Day

European Art to enjoy

Happy birthday Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519). In honour of the great Italian artist and polymath, April 15th has been the date of the International Art Day since 2017. We would like to bring European art and culture closer to you and want to start today.


Art & Culture …

  • have an outstanding significance for society. They reflect social debates, they offer frictional surfaces for dealing with reality, they point beyond everyday events.
  • are an expression of human existence. The confrontation with art and culture refers to the past and the handling of transmitted values, it also has a future-oriented dimension and contains visions of a future society. The discourses of society are thus revealed in dealing with art and culture.
  • are considered to be of outstanding importance for the development of society. In a multi-ethnic society, art, culture and cultural education are becoming increasingly important to promote integration and highlight the positive elements of cultural diversity.

In the next days we will show you 7 different ways how to enjoy European art and culture – for FREE.


Let’s start today with the world of opera

The Operavision Platform

Have you always wanted to discover and enjoy the masterpieces of European composers? Mozart – Beethoven – Puccini – Verdi.

You can do that. Enjoy great pieces of opera music with the Operavision platform.


About the project

Supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme, OperaVision builds on the success of The Opera Platform, with more contributing opera companies from more countries, under the editorial supervision of Opera Europa, the European association of opera companies and festivals.

OperaVision brings together 29 partners from 17 countries and invites you to travel and discover the diversity of opera from wherever you want, whenever you want. Watch live streams as the operas themselves unfold in the opera house. View your favourite performances, subtitled, on demand. Learn about the art form and specific productions by browsing our richly populated digital library, stories, and articles. Discover resources for young audiences and for artistic career development. In English, French, and German, thoughtfully curated, and free to browse and explore.


Opera program in April

Every month a European country is the focus of special attention. In April it is Italy. Take the opportunity to experience unique operas.



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