Royal Opera House Unveils International Women’s Day Events

By David Salazar

The Royal Opera House has announced its International Women’s Day celebrations.

The company will present the “Women in Technical Theatre” panel discussion starting at 12:30 p.m. The discussion will be led by ROH Director of Technical, Production & Costume, Emma Wilson MBE.

Then comes “The Diva and the Hag,” a panel discussion curated by the Engender network. “This event explores how we challenge ageism and sexism in opera, as well as how to ensure more intersectional and equitable futures for the women working on the Royal Opera House stages.” Audiences will hear from Fay Jennett, Nicky Clark, and Rose Knox-Peebles. The panel starts at 2:30 p.m.

Closing out the day is the London premiere of Sarah Angliss and Ross Sutherland’s “Giant,” directed by Sarah Fahie. The work explores the story of surgeon John Hunter and his obsession with Charles Byrne.

The company will also feature some releases on its Royal Opera House Stream, including Maria Fusco’s “History of the Present.”

In addition to their March 8 events, the company will present “HerStory of the Royal Opera House tour on March 9 as well as a screening of “Colliding Forces: Mothers in Ballet” on March 5.