Songs for Loud Women: composers workshop

Presenter/s: Gender Institute

Event type: Workshop

Event date: Thursday, 23 March 2023 - 12:00pm

Event venue: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street Canberra, ACT 2601

Further information: Registration

Join rehearsals and a Q+A session with researcher and performer Katrina Waters and eminent female composers, Katy Abbott, Anne Cawrse and Melody Eötvos.

With a focus on text - narrative, prose and recorded verbatim snippets, Songs for Loud Women. explores how women's voices need to resonate in order to be heard.

Katrina Waters will be joined by eminent female composers, Katy Abbott, Anne Cawrse & Melody Eötvos as they workshop the creation of a new song cycle set around the myth of Brunnhilde and her silencing in the ring of fire.

Songs for Loud Women includes two events:

Open rehearsals: 12–1pm, Thursday 23 March 2023

Seminar and Q&A: 2–3.30pm, Friday 24 March 2023

About Katrina:

Mezzo soprano Katrina Waters has performed with leading opera companies and orchestras in venues in Australia and abroad including; Opera Australia, English National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Cambridge Opera Society, Britten-Pears Festival, Dartington International Festival, Festival Belle-ile en Mer, Bath Philharmonia, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall London, The Ashmoleon Oxford, Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, and on the High Seas from India to Antarctica as a soloist with P&O World Cruises.

Recent Australian engagements reflect the diversity of Katrina’s artistic practice. Most recent performances include, Opera Australia’s Mefistofele at the Melbourne Arts Centre and presentations on Schumann and Mahler for the ANU’s Gender Symposium. Katrina is currently undertaking a PhD at the ANU. Her research interests focus on the lived experience of female performers, and the visibility and value of female creative artists in mid-career and beyond.

Katrina divides her time between her home town of Canberra - the lands of the Ngunnawal people - and the Mornington Peninsula -the lands of the Bunnerong/Boon Wurrung people - where Katrina has forged significant artistic partnerships with local artists and companies. She facilitates large scale choral events for local Councils and is Co-Director of the Mornington Peninsula Chorale and President of the Peninsula Chamber Musicians.



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