Patrons: Lucy Crowe, Fiona Maddocks, Katie Mitchell OBE, Christine Rice and Sarah Tynan


The under-representation of women in senior leadership roles - both creatively and administratively - is significant.


Our purpose is to explore the reasons for this imbalance and to find ways to champion and generate more opportunities for women in these roles.

...and parents

We aim to dismantle outdated attitudes towards the compatibility of parenthood and a career by:

  • Celebrating the great many role model opera parents managing to do both

  • Working with opera companies to find ways of updating their working practices to make a career in opera more accessible for people with families and dependants (men and women)

(data for graphic was collated by SWAP'ra. Please click here for more detailed info


©2019 BY SWAP'ra - Supporting Women and Parents in Opera
Registered Charity in England and Wales, UK: Charity No. 1185454

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