Deakin University
Browse
1/1
2 files

Identifying trends, assessing response: gender representation at the Royal Opera

conference contribution
posted on 2020-01-01, 00:00 authored by Caitlin Vincent, Jordan Vincent, Amanda ColesAmanda Coles
In June 2019, The Royal Opera in London joined the Keychange initiative and pledged to achieve 50/50 gender parity across its creative teams by 2022.On the surface, this presents as a productive strategy to address a lack of representation in The Royal Opera’s creative hiring outcomes. However, the commitment to achieving 50/50 gender parity across “all creatives” can be seen as problematic when framed within a specifically operatic context. This article analyses the creative teams hired by The Royal Opera over fourteen
performance seasons, from 2005/06 to 2019/20, and examines trends in gender representation in five key creative roles: stage director, set designer, lighting designer, costume designer, and projection/video designer. Drawing on this data, the article establishes an initial benchmark of industry trends around gender representation in these roles and highlights the limitations of The Royal Opera’s 50/50 strategy.

History

Event

Gender and sexuality at work. Conference (1st : 2020 : Melbourne, Vic.)

Pagination

59 - 64

Publisher

University of Melbourne

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

[Melbourne, Vic.]

Start date

2020-02-18

End date

2020-02-18

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed; E Conference publication

Editor/Contributor(s)

Unknown

Title of proceedings

GSWC 2020 : Proceedings of the inaugural gender and sexuality at work: a multidisciplinary research and engagement conference

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC