Des personnes sur scène dansant autour de trois musiciens


pOpera is an inspiring community opera project, inviting refugees residing in Luxembourg to become the main creators of their own opera production for a truly transformative and inclusive experience.


  • Disadvantaged people

Time period

2023 - 2026


19h - 21h (exact hours below)


Philharmonie Luxembourg

We are looking for a volunteer English-Spanish translator

We are looking for a volunteer English-Spanish translator to go with the Spanish-only participants to concerts and take part in the workshops with them.

pOpera is open to all participants, and more specifically refugees and people who just arrived in Luxemburg. Teenagers under-16 years old must be accompanied by a parent.

With the guidance of a dedicated and talented artistic team, the participants receive professional mentorship during workshops which will take place at the heart of Luxembourg's prestigious Philharmonie. The project has several goals:

  • Empower refugees through the transformative power of music and storytelling 
  • Help the refugees express their personal narratives, hopes and dreams in a collaborative and inclusive environment 
  • Foster creativity and artistic abilities as well as understanding between different communities 

pOpera celebrates the extraordinary talents and stories of individuals who have experienced displacement, creating a platform for their voices to be heard and theirs stories to be shared with a wider audience.

pOpera - Movie 2024

The concert

September 2023

The participants were on stage on September 21, 2023 at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, to make the audience dream with their stories and artistic sensibilities.

pOpera workshops

2023 – 2026

From 25 September 2023, weekly workshops will be held at the Philharmonie with percussionist Amit Dhuri and Paulo Lameiro.

These regular meetings provide participants with an opportunity to meet and share through music, and give them a chance to express themselves in ways other than words.

With a view to inclusion through music, the participants will also go and see concerts together and take part in some of the performances.

All the dates are listed below.

  • Planning of the workshop
  • Planning of the workshop

Find out more

Listen to the interview given by Paulo Lameiro, Artistic Director of pOpera, to Radio Latina: Maestro português está a criar (P)ópera com refugiados no Luxemburgo

The article and interview are in Portuguese.