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Pascal Victor


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Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Women Opera Makers Workshop

with Katie Mitchell

29 June - 03 July 2020

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

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.

All participants must have been working professionally for at least 5 years and have considerable experience in their respective field.



 Application process

- the artist must be connected to one of the 13 enoa member institutions*
- the artist must contact her sending institution, which decides if they recommend her application
- the artist must fill in the online form on the Academie du Festival d'Aix's website
- the hosting institution confirms the list of participants by the end of February 2020
- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.


*artists not connected to the network yet can also apply to this specific workshop, further details on the Académie du Festival d'Aix's website.

 Artistic requirements

Shortlisting via application:

• CV (in English) and photo

• Any items already produced that could help assess your work (score, booklet, mock-up , video, etc.) via SoundCloud, YouTube, Dropbox (please check the links remain valid until January 31, 2020).





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