BBC Music Magazine

Changing course


The Royal Opera House is launching two new courses specifical­ly for women conductors. A two-day course focussing on ballet is to take place on 18-19 May, while in July, acclaimed conductor Jessica Cottis will lead a week-long opera course. ‘We hope we will encourage and nurture female talent,’ says the ROH’S music director Antonio Pappano, ‘as well as secure long-term change for the industry as a whole.’

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