OMAI’s inaugural conference will take place in Berlin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on April 8-9, 2022.  For our first conference, we are opening registration to members and non-members. Online registration opens March 1st.

Conference Highlights

We will be hosting three round table sessions on current topics in the opera industry: “OMAI & the Sustainability of the Opera Manager Profession: Opera Managers is Crisis?”, “Social Media and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Opera (DEI)”.

Opera Europa will hold their Annual Administrative Forum in Berlin simoutaneously with more than 40 theater directors in attendance. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the intendants and expand our reach as an association. We are organizing several joint events, which include important meetings on contract terms with Executive Board members of AEAA, IAMA and Opera Europa.

Opera Europa is offering to hold auditions for artists managed by OMAI Annual Conference attendees. Auditions will take place on Sunday, April 10 at the Komische Oper. Don’t miss this chance to have your artists heard by Opera Europa intendants! More information to follow. 

Conference Agenda

In-person registration begins on Friday, April 8 at 10:00am at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Friday, April 8 We will hold our first official “Mitgliederversammlung” (OMAI Annual Meeting), Session1 with Opera Europa with a coffee break together and the first round table: “The Sustainability of the Opera Manager Profession”. Afterwards, we invite you to a fun happy hour in art gallery (Raab Galerie, Goethestraße 81, 10623 Berlin).

Saturday, April 9 We will host Session2 with Opera Europa and two round tables: “Social Media” and “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Opera (DEI)”.

The conference concludes with a festive gala dinner on Saturday evening at 20h (Lutter & Wegner, Charlottenstraße 56, 10117 Berlin).

Sunday, April 10
10:00 – 14:00 Managers auditions for Opera Europa at Komische Oper.

Manager Auditions with Opera Europa 
Opera Europa has agreed to hear artists of managers attending the conference on Sunday, April 10 at the Komische Oper. They will listen to more or less 30 artists. Depending on the numbers, it will be one or two singers per conference attendee. 
Please email two singer proposals to Robin Blauers at, who is coordinating the auditions. Deadline for submissions is March 25. After this date Robin will inform us how much space is available per conference attendee. There will be no costs for the hall, but please alert your artists to bring € 25,- in cash for the pianist.


Conference Logistics

Conference registration fee is 150 per attendee to cover the conference costs and a happy hour. Please add 100 for the lunch with Opera Europa and the Gala Dinner when you register. 
Please register here: OMAI conference Registration
For accomodations, we recommend the Leonardo Hotel within walking distance of the Deutsche Oper.