In 2018 Alden Biesen Zomeropera organises its 21st edition of the yearly opera festival.

Twenty one years ago, Zomeropera originated from the idea to bring fully staged opera :

* closer to the population of the region

* at affordable prices

* in an understandable way

* at an unexpected unique location

Today, this still is our priority. We extended the idea to a public of children for whom we create an opera adaptation suitable for their age and translated into Dutch.

The other topics of our mission statement involve the offering of a platform to young artists who can at the same time benefit from the experience of the team and the valorization of the cultural heritage of the Landcommandery Alden Biesen.

Our festival has become one of the most important classical socio-cultural events and attracts a wide audience from the Euroregion and further away.

Our vision and goals