ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON | Courses for Women Conductors

July 1st to July 5th, 2019

Magdalena Pawlisz took part in the Women Conducting Course for opera, held at the Royal Opera House and National Opera Studio in London. The program was organised by the The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, in collaboration with National Opera Studio and the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Repertoire: W. A. Mozart, La clemenza di Tito, G. Benjamin, Into the Little Hill
Ensembles: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, CHROMA
Soloists: Claire Barnett-Jones, Bethan Langford (Legg), Emily Vice, Satriya Krisna
Repetiteurs: 
Susie Stranders, David Gowland, William Green
Mentors: Jessica Cottis, Alice Farnham, Mark Shanahan, Richard Hetherington, Karen Halliday (movement)

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Second edition: May to July 2020

The JPYAP’s LockDown/SkillUp (Conductors) initiative saw three groups of women explore opera repertoryand leadership skills under the tutelage of Sian Edwards and Jessica Cottis from May to July 2020.

Working without an orchestra, they refined their musical interpretations and technical expression to convey their auditory vision effectively within the inflexible parameters of a Zoom window. The work proved surprisingly illuminating and offered a welcome artistic focus at an uncertain time.  see more

Photo credit: Belinda Lawley