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Wednesday, June 20 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Women’s Opera Network: Taking Control of Our Narrative

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Women leaders will share how artists and audiences are reimagining women’s stories in opera, both in standard repertoire and through the creation of new works. A second discussion will focus on practical ways to build a personal network, take risks to jump barriers, and establish gender parity in an environment that confronts misogyny and respects women. Attendees will also learn how the Women’s Opera Network is connecting mentors and protégés, creators, colleagues and allies.

Reception to follow.

Book: Opera, or the Undoing of Women by Catherine Clement

In our continued effort to provide resources and content that is relevant to our members, please take a moment to take our soft skill survey.  Collected responses will be used to help formulate programming for future WON calls, webinars and conference sessions. All contact information will be kept confidential and only used by OPERA America staff and WON steering committee members for participation requests.  

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Jane Pigott

Trustee, Lyric Opera of Chicago
I love travelling around the world to collect musical experiences.
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Kathryn Smith

General Director, Madison Opera
Kathryn Smith is General Director of Madison Opera, a Vice Chair of OPERA America's Board of Directors, and Chair of the Women's Opera Network Steering Committee. Under her leadership, Madison Opera has expanded its repertoire with twelve company premieres, created a Studio Artist... Read More →

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Ana De Archuleta

President & CEO, ADA Artist Management
Ana De Archuleta has quickly established herself as one of the most sought after managers in the operatic field. Representing a thriving roster of vocalists, conductors, and directors worldwide, ADA Artists can be seen at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, English National... Read More →
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Cheryl Hickman

General and Artistic Director, Opera on the Avalon
Cheryl Hickman is the General and Artistic Director of Opera on the Avalon (Newfoundland), a company which she founded in 2009. She has been the Artistic Director since it’s inception and took on the role of General Director in 2014. She led a $3 million capital campaign, supported... Read More →
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Gayle P.W. Jackson

President & CEO, Energy Global, Inc.
Gayle Jackson has 40 years of international energy industry experience spanning conventional fuels production, transport, trading, marketing, energy efficiency, advisory services for early-stage cleantech companies and for private equity firms, public policy formulation and consulting... Read More →
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Laura Kaminsky

Composer of AS ONE (co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed), the most frequently produced contemporary opera, with two dozen productions since its 2014 premiere at BAM. Currently working on TODAY IT RAINS (also with Campbell and Reed), commissioned by Opera Parallele in collaboration... Read More →

Liz Kellogg

Human Resource Director, The Santa Fe Opera
Director of Human Resources, with the Santa Fe Opera since 2000.SPHR, member of SHRM and the Northern New Mexico local chapter.Human resource generalist, with areas of emphasis in all major areas of the discipline. Have practiced in HR for going on 30 years!
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Esther Nelson

General & Artistic Director, Boston Lyric Opera
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Karen Quisenberry

Production Director, Minnesota Opera
Karen Quisenberry joined Minnesota Opera as Production Director in August 2013. Since her arrival she has had the privilege of working on a number of world premiers including The Manchurian Candidate, The Shining, and Dinner at Eight, while helping to develop creative design teams... Read More →
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Jeri Sedlar

Member, OPERA America Board of Overseers
Jeri Sedlar is an author, motivational speaker, and has earned the title of America’s “rewiring®” expert. She is a master of retirement life planning and has been doing research on personal growth and transition for over 20 years. She has interviewed hundreds of professionals... Read More →
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Karen Slack

Hailed for possessing a voice of extraordinary beauty, a seamless legato and great dramatic depth, American soprano Karen Slack was most recently heard as Anna in Le Villi with Scottish Opera, Alice Ford in Falstaff with Arizona Opera, Aida with Austin Opera, Donna Anna with Nashville... Read More →
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Dona D. Vaughn

Artistic Director, Opera Maine & Manhattan School of Music

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Sponsor: Women's Opera Network and Reception, Caleres
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Fisher Dachs Associates

Sponsor: Equity Theme, Fisher Dachs Associates
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Wednesday June 20, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Regency Ballroom A/B, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Area of Focus WON
  • KEY THEME Equity
  • Reservations Required Yes
  • Live Stream Recorded for later distribution