Agenda

2021

21.05.2021

Joint Zoom meeting with representatives of the AFAA, AEAA, OMAI and IAMA, among others, and the management of the Opéra de Lyon to discuss the new contract clauses.

17.05.2021

Launch of the DOKA Website.

03.05.2021

Founding meeting of DOKA.

22.04.2021

Joint letter with AFAA, AEAA, OMAI and IAMA to the Opéra de Lyon asking for clarification of the new cancellation clauses.

22.03.2021

Konstantin Petrowsky, Casting Director, Teatro Real, explains the Madrid model of theatre opening and the house’s compensation scheme on Zoom.

10.03.2021

Meeting with Rolf Bolwin and representatives of krea[K]tiv to initiate a social security initiative for better protection of short-term employed artists.

08.03.2021

Anthony Freud – Chicago Lyric Opera – guest on Zoom.

05.03.2021

Laura Berman, Staatstheater Hannover on Zoom to talk to us about an initiative with the German Stage Association.

01.03.2021

Christina Scheppelmann, Seattle Opera as guest on Zoom.

08.02.2021

Prof. Rolf Bolwin, former president of the German Stage Association as a guest on Zoom.

01.02.2021

Conclusion of the talks with Salzburg and announcement of the new clauses which will also apply to future contracts.

29.01.2021

Talks with the Salzburg Festival about new contract clauses, after a letter was written to the Festival with the mandate of IAMA; AEAA and OMAI (19.1.).

25.01.2021

Talks with the Salzburg Festival about new contract clauses, after a letter was written to the Festival with the mandate of IAMA; AEAA and OMAI (19.1.).

2020

23.11.2020

Roland Schwab – Bavarian State Opera – guest in DOKA-Zoom meeting.

16.11.2020

Viktor Schoner – Stuttgart State Theatre – guest in DOKA Zoom meeting.

09.11.2020

Talk with Réda Sidi- Boumedine, President of the AEAA on the situation of the AFAA in France and possibilities for cooperation with the AEAA.

09.11.2020

Talk with Wolfgang Schwaninger as representative of the artists’ alliance Kreaktiv.

26.10.2020

Wolfgang Rothe – Dresden Semper Opera – as guest in DOKA-Zoom meeting, talks about compensation solutions.

18.09.2020

Meeting with Roland Schwab and Tillmann Wiegand, Bavarian State Opera, on the topics of revised contracts, advance fee payments, media rights.

25.08.2020

Exchange with Philip Bröking – Komische Oper Berlin – on new contract models.

02.07.2020

Discussion with Michael Schröder and Ilka Schmalbauch of the German Stage Association on new contracts for guest soloists.

May/June/July 2020

Further positive reactions and concrete offers from all other major German theatres.

29.04.2020

An offer from the Berlin Opera Foundation was discussed within our group and accepted.

03.04.2020

Our first Zoom meeting of a group of 20 agents (since then regular meetings via Zoom).

01.04.2020

First signals of desire to talk at the beginning of April. Firstly the Komische Oper Berlin, then from other Berlin houses and other big theatres in Germany.

26.03.2020

Letter to all major German opera houses with the same request.

19.03.2020

Letter to Bernd Loebe, the Opera Conference, the German Stage Association, Messrs Grandmontagne and Khuon, and the Minister of State for Culture, Grütters, asking for help or facilitating compensation solutions.

09.03.2020

First informal contacts of a group of German artists’ agents who want to find solutions to the problems resulting from the pandemic.