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

2020 Women Opera Makers Workshop

June 29 2020 to July 3 2020
The application deadline for this workshop has expired. Applications for the Académie’s next training sessions will be made available in the course of 2020. Stay tuned!
Application shortlisting results: February 2020

Workshop open to women composers, authors, stage directors and conductors who have at least 5 years considerable experience in their respective field

For the fifth 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.

Thanks to the incredible sense of emulation that reigns at the Festival d’Aix, female creators have the opportunity to meet artists and professionals who are present during the festival period, such as the composer Kaija Saariaho and the conductor Susanna Mälkki, who will be taking center stage at the 2020 edition with the world premier of the opera Innocence.



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