Katie Mitchell - Répétition d'Ariadne auf Naxos, Festival d'Aix 2018

2019 Women Opera Makers Workshop

July 1 2019 to July 5 2019
Open to mid-career female composers, playwrights, stage directors and conductors

For the fourth year in a row, the Académie du Festival d'Aix is running an empowerment programme for female opera creators – composers, authors, stage directors and conductors – in the middle of their careers.
This 5-day programme is led by the stage director Katie Mitchell and aims to offer tools, support and advice for women working in the opera industry, in order to help them grow stronger in their art, improve their ability to communicate this art, and develop the skills needed to navigate a male-dominated profession.
All participants must have been working professionally for at least 5 years and have considerable experience in their respective field.



Eleanor Bishop (New Zealand) — Stage director
Laura Bowler (United Kingdom) — Composer
Argyro Chioti (Greece) — Stage director
Karin Hendrickson (United States)* — Conductor
Milica Ilić (Serbia)* — Composer
Sanae Ishida (Japan) — Composer
Marta Kluczyńska (Poland)* — Conductor
Zoe Palmer (United Kingdom)* — Author, Stage director
Caterina Panti Liberovici (Italy) — Stage director
Sabryna Pierre (France) — Author
Nina Russi (Switzerland)* — Stage director
Yalda Zamani (Iran/Algeria) — Conductor

* Participants supported by institutions members of enoa network: Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam) — Operosa (Belgrade, Sofia, Herceg Novi) — Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera (Varsovie) — Snape Maltings (Aldeburg)


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.

With the support of