The Fonds Experimentelles Musiktheater (feXm), launched in 2005 on the initiative of the NRW KULTURsekretariat and in cooperation with the Kunststiftung NRW, enables actors from the independent scene to realise music theatre projects at German municipal theatres. Focused primarily on the diverse formats of contemporary music theatre beyond the traditional opera form, it is still the only initiative for the promotion of experimental music theatre in German-speaking countries.
NOperas! has significantly expanded the dimension and external impact
of feXm: within a period of three seasons, it unites three theatres
in three cities – also outside of NRW – to develop one music theatre
project per season and present it on all three stages.
selection for NOperas! is based on open calls for proposals in the
field of independent theatre and music theatre, which start in spring
A further call for applications is planned for spring 2021.
The selection in the fourth tender will be made in September 2021. A further call for proposals is expected in spring 2022.
Partner theatres in the first round of NOperas! are the Theater Bremen, the Wuppertal Opera and the Halle Opera. The Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, and the Theater Bremen will continue to participate in the second round, which begins with the 2022/23 season.