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2019 OPERA & CULTURAL JOURNALISM
The Académie du Festival d’Aix, with the support of the enoa network, is organising a unique workshop on cultural journalism, and more specifically on critical reviews of opera, under the supervision of South African journalist Shirley Apthorp (Financial Times, Opera Magazine, etc.) and Dutch playwright Willem Bruls (Opernwelt, The Wall Street Journal Europe, etc.).
In a context of profound change in the media sector, the Opera & Journalism Workshop aims to introduce participants to the principles of critical reviews and cultural journalism in opera.
« The continuation of expert professional commentary on music and music theatre is essential for the healthy future of art-form. » Shirley Apthorp & Willem Bruls
Shirley Apthorp | Journalist and musical critic
Willem Bruls I Author and dramaturg
This workshop is both a space for reflecting on the work of critics in the field of opera and a practical workshop to improve on the profession of critic. Over the six days of the workshop, participants will take part in different productions of Festival d’Aix. As part of the workshop, each participant will be invited to produce different types of content, some of which may be published on the website of the enoa network.
The workshop is exclusively held in English. Some work sessions may be open to the public.
This workshop is part of the Young Opera Makers programme of enoa (European Network of Operas Academies) and benefit of the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.