Saturday, March 25th, 2023

This event bridges the worlds of scholarship, performance, and criticism to think through the possibilities for feminist opera studies and women in opera in the twenty-first century. Public panels, workshops, and roundtables will feature scholarly work and discussions with professionals from NYC’s opera scene, including, composers, producers, directors, critics, and opera singers coming together to talk opera. Throughout the event, performances by Columbia’s New Opera Workshop of works by women both historical and living will introduce these works to NYC audiences, culminating in the world premiere of three new operatic works.

Conference Information

Location Details

The majority of the program will take place in The James Room, including all papers and the afternoon and evening performances:

 Barnard Hall, 4th Floor

3009 Broadway, New York, NY, 10025

Cross-streets: Broadway and West 117th St. 

Barnard Hall is accessible via buzzer, please mention the name of the conference to be allowed into the building. 

The mid-day performance will take place at St. Paul’s Chapel:

1160 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, 10025

Cross-Streets: 117th and Amsterdam Ave. (Entrance to campus via Columbia main gate, at 116th and Amsterdam or 116th and Broadway.) 

See the linked maps for Barnard College and Columbia University, both including information regarding ADA-accessible entrances. If you require accommodations of this nature, please reach out to the conference organizers. 

Barnard Health Screening Form 

All visitors to Barnard College are required to fill out the visitor health screening form before entering campus. Please fill out the form before your arrival on Saturday. We encourage all participants to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Please reach out to with any concerns or questions.