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Representation & Responsibility: #Time'sUp, #MeToo, & Women in Opera

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  • April 30
  • 7 p.m.
  • Pillsbury Theatre, 560 Music Center (University City)
  • Free

Please join us for the fifth and final installment in our Representation & Responsibility series. This panel discussion will focus on topics related to the #MeToo and #Time'sUp movements, as well as the portrayal of women in opera.

The 90-minute conversation will be followed by a light reception. It's free to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged.



Heather Hadlock

Heather Hadlock is an Associate Professor of Music at Stanford University. Her work focuses on 18th and 19th century French and Italian opera, feminist criticism and gender studies, and French Romanticism. Her current research encompasses operatic masculinities, opera in the digital age, and divas and technology.

Monica Dewey

Praised by the American prize for having "a superb, rich instrument that is capable of such a range of colors" and "a flexible voice that has great professional potential," Monica Dewey is a young soprano entering the professional operatic and voice scene. Monica was last seen at Opera Theatre in Blitzstein's Regina (2018), and will return in the 2019 season as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro.

Hana Sharif

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' Artistic Director designate, Hana Sharif, is an artistic leader, director, playwright, and producer. Through her work across the country, Sharif has launched new play development programs, expanded the community engagement and civic discourse initiatives, and developed and produced Tony, Grammy, Pulitzer and Obie award-winning shows. From 1997–2003, Hana served as the co-founder and Artistic Director of Nasir Productions, a theatre dedicated to underrepresented voices to challenge traditional structures.

Adrienne Davis

Adrienne Davis is the Washington University William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law & Vice Provost. She is renowned for her scholarship and teaching on gender and race relations; theories of justice and reparations; feminist legal theory; and law and popular culture.