Covent Garden puts out call for women conductorsmain
From the ROH website:
Female musicians in the UK with an interest in conducting opera are invited to apply to a free, week-long conducting course, created in collaboration between the Royal Opera House, the National Opera Studio and the RPS Women Conductors Programme.
The course, held between 3—7 September 2018 at the National Opera Studio in London, will cover the specific skills required by a conductor of opera, including score preparation, approaches to different styles or repertoire, conducting recitative, co-ordinating singers and instrumentalists, and clarity of expression. It is designed for female musicians who already have a good understanding of how opera works, but may not have had experience conducting professionally or in an opera house.
Music Director of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano, said: ‘We are very excited to be pioneering this course for aspiring women conductors in partnership with NOS and RPS. We hope that by working together we can encourage and nurture, and eventually start to effect, some long overdue changes within a creative environment.’
Apply online via the RPS website by Friday 20 April 2018