2022 Women Opera Makers

Katie Mitchell

Workshop open to women composers, authors, stage directors and conductors who have at least five years considerable experience in their respective field.

Workshop open to women composers, authors, stage directors and conductors who have at least five years considerable experience in their respective field.

This programme, which marks the Festival's strong commitment to gender issues in opera, has become one of the Académie's emblematic symbols. The Women Opera Makers workshop, led by the stage and opera director KATIE MITCHELL, engages the Festival at the heart of one of today's major social issues. It contributes to reducing the strong professional inequalities that exist between women and men in opera, and to ensuring a greater diversity of artistic profiles and projects.

The Académie provides a space for professional visibility for mid-career women directors, writers, composers and conductors. It consolidates a network of influential women artists while providing concrete and structured tools for career development.

At the end of the workshop, the twelve invited artists will participate to Professional Days of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence happening at the heart of the Festival.

MENTOR

Katie Mitchell — Stage Director

MENTEES

Ntando Cele — multidisciplinary artist  
Stéphanie Childress — conductor
Jennifer Farmer — author
Elayce Ismail — stage director
Amy Jephta — multidisciplinary artist
Anna Korsun — composer
Wen Liu — composer
Serine Mahfoud — stage director
TD Moyo — stage director
Oge Nwosu — librettist
Clara Olivares — composer
Lila Palmer — librettist
Ewa Rucinska — stage director
Kamila Siwinska — stage director
Naomi Woo — conductor