12 Feb 2019

Swap'ra - the advocacy group supporting women in opera

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:36 pm on 12 February 2019

It might look glamorous from the outside, but it's hard being a woman in the world of opera. 

Employment is precarious, the hours are punishing, and organising your life around late-night rehearsals and performances can be tricky at the best of times.

Polish soprano Anna Patalong knows this better than most - she joins us to chat about her advocacy group, Swap'ra, whether and what changes could help the industry, and why she's come to the other side of the world to perform La Traviata in a wee theatre in Napier.

Anna Patalong

Anna Patalong Photo: Supplied