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Engender: Open Studio: Eve Harrison and Fiona Williams: Friday 12 July 2019, 4pm at Clore Studio


The Royal Opera's inaugural Engender is a weekend of events that put women working in opera at the front and centre.


Clore Studio

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


This event is part of the Summer 2018/19 season.


In a new piece of music theatre, four female performers will tell stories of women who have struggled through homelessness. Working with specialist organizations and local groups to engage directly with women who have personally experienced homelessness, Eve Harrison and Fiona Williams want to show the humanity and dignity in stories that are often overlooked or ignored. In this work-in-progress sharing, Eve and Fiona will present their thoughts and ideas at this early stage in the development process.

This Engender event is part of a series of Open Studios that take place throughout the weekend. The Royal Opera, in partnership with the Librettists’ Network, is opening the doors on the creative process, as three teams of women creatives present their initial ideas for three new operatic works. After an open application process, in which composer/librettist teams were asked to submit proposals for new operas, three pairs have been chosen to develop their concepts for a work-in-progress presentation featuring fragments of performance and discussion about their material. This is a chance to get an insight into how opera is developed, and to see up close how emerging and established women opera-makers work.

Weekend Ticket

This event can also be booked as part of a discounted package - which does not include the Network Launch - by calling the Box Office on 020 7304 4000 (10am-8pm, Mon-Fri) when booking opens and quoting: “Engender: Weekend Ticket”. The price of this package is £30 (£27 students)