2020 Women Opera Makers Workshop
The training programs were created through a process of reflection and ongoing exchange with the artists and pedagogical experts who were initially involved in training sessions that were scheduled to take place in Aix during the 2020 edition of the Festival d'Aix. Through these newly adapted programs, the Académie continues to defend their values which include artistic excellence, innovation, the expression of cultural diversity, and activities which promote social inclusion.
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. This year the workshop will take place online.
Female creators will have the opportunity to e-meet artists and professionals, such as the playwright Sofi Oksanen, author of the libretto of Innocence, opera which was initially scheduled to have its world premiere at the 2020 edition of the Festival d’Aix but has now been deferred to a later date.
With the support of