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Engender is a celebration of, and platform for, women in opera and an investment in their future. The Royal Opera's inaugural Engender is a weekend festival that puts women working in opera at the front and centre. The festival will highlight the wealth of female talent both onstage and behind the scenes and provide a platform for conversations exploring gender in opera today. With a focus on new work, you can expect first glimpses of work in progress, performances from emerging artists and the opportunity to debate the future of opera with practitioners working across the artform.
The Royal Opera's Engender festival is part of the Royal Opera House's commitment to promoting diversity in the arts, both on and off the stage. Alongside the festival this Season The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme hosts two Women Conductor courses, seeking to place women at the heart of classical conducting and change the landscape for women conductors across the globe. Find out more about our Women Conductor courses.