Art in Europe is becoming increasingly internationalised. In the field of musical and dramatic theatre stagings that are produced jointly by several authors from different countries are on the raise - and increasingly frequently these are not only guest ensembles in partner theatres but also high level staging concepts brought to several European stages in order to be presented to the widest possible range of audiences in a variety of cultural centres and regions in Europe. The SND Opera and Ballet recognises this trend and has launched itself onto the European scene with the great ambition of developing a whole network of cooperation of this nature, while presenting the specifics of Slovak performing arts. The common objective is therefore to offer the authentic cultural richness of the country and at the same time organically build on Europe's rich traditions that are becoming more and more fragile.
The Eurokontext.sk International Theatre Festival - jointly prepared by the SND Opera and Ballet - features a varied menu of international guests in addition to their recent performances is indeed the ideal place to achieve these objectives