Royal Opera House Announces International Women’s Day Celebration & Engender Festival 2022

By David Salazar

The Royal Opera House has announced a unique program to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 on March 8, 2022

The company will present seven mini-operas throughout St. Pancras International Station including Georgia Barnes and Olivia Bell’s “Everything you carry;” Rose Hall and Katie Colombus’ “It’s The Little Things;” “Laura Reid and Oge Nwosu’s “Detritus;” Sarah Lianne Lewis and Sophia Chapadjiev’s “The Parting Place;” Joanna Taylor and Kerry Priest’s “I just wanna be;” Anna Braithwaite and Kerry Priest’s “The Hardest Journey;” and Victoria Bernath and Teresa Howard’s “Mini Break.”

The series, entitled “Los and Found,” is part of the Europalia Arts Festival.

Additionally, the company will stream “Interrogating the Ballerina” later that day. The company is also set to launch “HerStory Tour,” which will shine a light on women who have directed, worked on, or performed in productions at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. The tours will start on March 12, 2022.

Furthermore, the ROH has announced the Engender Festival, which will run between July 8-11, 2022 and will connect women and non-binary artists from around the world and support them as they create digital operas. There will also be Women Conductors courses, mentoring programs, and online workshops aimed at providing women and non-binary artists with opportunities in the opera industry.