Following my time at the Royal Opera House, Katie Mitchell invited me to join the 2020 Women Opera Makers Workshop. This was a brilliant week full of empowerment, and solidarity. I was going through an artistic director recruitment process at the time, and I was able to directly implement all of the learning. Massive thanks to Katie once more for her insights and commitment to elevating women in opera.
"Women Opera Makers Workshop has become one of the Académie’s most symbolic programs. Led by the theatre director Katie Mitchell, the workshop aims to reduce the professional inequalities between men and women in the field of opera. The workshop provides concrete career development tools, support, and advice for women present in the opera industry in order to support them in their craft and their abilities to communicate this craft. This year, the workshop will take place entirely online. Within the framework of this workshop, the participants will e-meet the conductor Susanna Mälkki and Sofi Oksanen, author of the libretto of Innocence, whose world première was scheduled to take place this summer at the Festival d'Aix."