Last week, a study in the Equality, Diversion and Inclusion journal highlighted major gender imbalances in the US opera sector.
What’s up?: Equality, Diversion and Inclusion, a peer-reviewed journal, published a study last week highlighting major gender inequities in leadership positions in the US opera sector. The study surveyed the 11 largest American companies between 2005 and 2021, including the Met, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Francisco Opera.
Going Deeper: The study found that between 2005 and 2021 at these companies, men accounted for:
- 95% of conductors
- 85% of directors
- 88% of set designers
- 85% of lighting designers
- 59% of costume designers
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