An investigation into gender-related hierarchies in the opera industry.

In the world-famous opera La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, the audience is not given much information about the interior world of main character Mimì. Like her predecessors and successors, she is rather a metaphor or silhouette. Behind the scenes, opera houses rely heavily on the contribution of women as well, but they are rarely offered positions of leadership. In SOLA SOLETTA, Maribeth Diggle (US) examines these gender-related hierarchies in both a socially critical and poetic manner. In a collaboration with composer Ezequiel Menalled (ARG), traditional bel canto is combined with contemporary singing techniques to create a brand new score