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“Opera needs to tackle its biases. The future of the industry depends on it”

Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments)

I am troubled by opera’s gender imbalance, lack of diversity, the racism and misogyny of many classics...Despite a large female audience, opera is controlled largely by middle-aged blokes who commission other blokes to direct, conduct and design operas composed by dead white men. Some of my favourite composers are dead white men, but the world has changed."

Artistic Director Lindy Hume, reflects on the transformative power of the art form – and the problems that plague it, unveiling her final program for Opera Queensland

Read the full article published on The Guardian website