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Pascal Victor


Women Opera Makers Workshop

with Katie Mitchell

08 - 12 July 2022

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.


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


This programme, which marks the Festival's strong commitment to gender issues in opera, has become one of the Académie's emblematic symbols. The Women Opera Makers workshop, led by the stage and opera director Katie Mitchell, engages the Festival at the heart of one of today's major social issues. It contributes to reducing the strong professional inequalities that exist between women and men in opera, and to ensuring a greater diversity of artistic profiles and projects.


The Académie provides a space for professional visibility for mid-career women directors, writers, composers and conductors. It consolidates a network of influential women artists while providing concrete and structured tools for career development.


At the end of the workshop, the twelve artists invited will participate to “Génération Opéra”, the day of professional meetings at the heart of the Festival.


 Practical informations

Date: From July 8th to 12th 2022

Place: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence


 Application process

- the artist must be connected to one of the 12 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 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.


The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.

More information on enoa’s commitments


*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

Please send us a short video (6 minutes max) or text (in English or in French ideally or in any language you feel comfortable) answering the following questions: 

- Who are you? 

- Who are you as an artist? 

- Why opera? 





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