SWAP'ra

Sophie's Role: Co-Founder

SWAP’ra (Supporting Women and Parents in Opera) was established by five working artists in response to a collective frustration with the unconscious gender bias in the industry and to provide a supportive platform to effect positive change for women and parents in opera. We want to be a catalyst for change by encouraging the opera community to actively redress these issues.

The ultimate aim is to foster an environment in which a female CEO, Music Director, Artistic Director, Conductor, Composer or Librettist is no longer noteworthy.

Our first event was a star-studded all-female gala at Opera Holland Park in July 2018.

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L-R: Kitty Whately, Madeleine Pierard, Anna Patalong, Sophie Gilpin, Ella Marchment
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SWAP'ra Gala | Opera Holland Park
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L-R: Kitty Whately, Madeleine Pierard, Anna Patalong, Sophie Gilpin, Ella Marchment
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SWAP'ra Gala | Opera Holland Park
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