The third edition of Spotlight, to be released on International Women's Day, is dedicated to discussions surrounding gender equality. How can we all have equal opportunities, and what is really worth fighting for today?
We meet actor, director and comedian Sissela Kyle, who educated Swedish TV audiences in the series Fröken Frimans krig (Miss Friman's War), composer Paula af Malmborg Ward, whose new opera Mytomania was planned to have its first performance at the Göteborg Opera in February 2021, and Julia Zigiotti Olme, member of the Sweden women’s national football team, a recent Swedish Championship gold winner with Göteborg FC.
There will also be a panel debate between three artistic directors with the power to promote change: Katrín Hall and Henning Ruhe from the Göteborg Opera and Stefan Forsberg, who has worked dedicatedly to create a more gender-equal repertoire at Stockholm Concert Hall.
The March of the Women by Ethel Smyth from 1910, which became the official anthem for the women’s suffrage movement, the first movement from Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E-flat major, performed by Klarakvartetten. There will also be an excerpt from Mytomania as well as from the dance piece Sessions by Emilie Leriche, dancer in GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
Presenter: opera singer Åke Zetterström.
Streamed on 8 March (Available until 31 March)