HOW Opera - Australian Women in Music Awards
This October Eve will host an exciting conversation about what an inclusive and innovative Australian opera looks like as part of the Australian Women in Music Awards.
Wed 9 Oct, 10:00am, Rooftop Terrace - Brisbane Powerhouse.
In response to the New Opera Workshop (NOW) held in Brisbane earlier this year, highly respected music scholar, mezzo-soprano and composer Dr Eve Klein will facilitate discussions around the sidelining of female opera creatives and artists, the under-representation of female-led narratives; fears around re-inventing works from the existing canon; support for new Australian works; the ever-growing number of opera professionals being imported and the lack of gender parity on boards.
Facilitator: Dr Eve Klein (music scholar, mezzo-soprano, composer)
Panelists: Deborah Cheetham AO (First Nations soprano, actor, Artistic Director), Dr Jordin Steele (producer, director, performer), Heather Fairbairn, (Theatre and Opera Director) Cheryl Barker AO (internationally-renowned soprano), Lissa Twomey (Executive Director Major Performing Arts for the Australia Council)