Opéra TriNational

The project “OpéraTriNational” was launched in the  autumn of 2019  as a collaboration between the opera studios of the Theater Basel, the Opéra National du Rhin and the Theater Freiburg in close cooperation with the conservatories in Basel and Strasbourg and under the direction of the Institute for Music Theater Freiburg.

"Opéra TriNational" is a project within the framework of the Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM for students - BWs plus. The project is financed over 3 years with a sum of 96.000€. Due to limitations in  context of the pandemic it has been extended until 2023.

There has not yet been any long-term cooperation between institutions in the participating countries in the context of opera education, which also integrates other central cultural institutions in the Upper Rhine region. In this respect, the "Opéra TriNational" is a landmark and structure-building contribution that deepenes the relationship between the music academies on the Upper Rhine, thereby strengthening the culturally outstanding profile of the regions of Baden-Württemberg, Alsace and Northwestern Switzerland.

The project consists of various jointly conceived workshops, lively exchanges between the participating institutions, concerts and a collective final project.



The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM supports the international exchange of students and vocationally qualified people. Since 2001, it has enabled more than 25,000 young people from Baden-Württemberg to gain experience abroad and allowed scholarship holders from other countries to visit Baden-Württemberg. Approximately 1,500 young people receive a Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM each year.


Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus

With the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung supports innovative joint projects between universities from Baden-Württemberg and their international partners. The programme is endowed with approximately 1.2 million euros annually. Since 2011, more than 90 BWS plus projects have been supported at universities in Baden-Württemberg.

The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

advocates a vital Baden-Württemberg with a high quality of life for all its residents. It helps pave the way for advanced technological progress, high quality education, and a responsible relationship with fellow human beings. The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung is one of the major foundations in Germany. It is the only foundation which exclusively and above party lines invests in the future of the state of Baden-Württemberg – and thus in the future of its citizens.