Just in: Gender bender wins biggest composing prizeNews
The Austrian Olga Neuwirth has won the 2022 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award, worth $100,000.
She was cited for her opera ‘Orlando, based on the Virginia Woolf novel about a poet of flckering sexual identity.
‘I wanted to reflect the wonderful diversity of life and evoke a subtle form of sexual attraction that cannot be pigeonholed into a single gender,’ said Neuwirth. ‘What’s more, the main character refuses to be patronized and treated in a condescending manner, something that continually happens to women with no end in sight.’
She’s a fashionable choice.
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