May 18, 2018
Montreal-based Musique 3 Femmes is uncovering the Next Wave of female talent in opera creation in Canada! Our first project? The new Prix 3 Femmes: prizes for operas by teams of women composers and librettists!
Musique 3 Femmes is dedicated to identifying and supporting the work of emerging female leaders in Classical music. Based in Montreal, it was created in 2018 by pianist/coach Jennifer Szeto, soprano Suzanne Rigden, mezzo-soprano Kristin Hoff.
Our first initiative, the Prix 3 Femmes, addresses the need for better representation of women’s voices in opera creation and direction. It involves cash awards and invaluable opportunity for teams of emerging female composers and female librettists, including a workshop and presentation hosted by Opera McGill (Sept 2018) with participation from other organizations, as well as subsequent performances of these works in Toronto (March 2019).
Our 2018 jury panel includes:
- Michael Mori (Artistic Director of Tapestry Opera, Toronto)
- Composer Luna Pearl Woolf (Montreal)
- Matthias Maute (Artistic Director of Ensemble Caprice, Montreal)