Press Features

February 29, 2024
Broadway World

Elizabeth Askren Named Hawai'i Opera Theatre's Inaugural Principal Guest Conductor

Of Askren's appointment, Morgan says, "We needed someone who not only has experience with contemporary works but is also sensitive to singers' needs and with a nurturing approach, since HOT typically engages younger singers..."

February 28, 2024

Hawai’i Opera Theatre Appoints Elizabeth Askren as Inaugural Principal Guest Conductor

Conductor, educator, and cultural activist Elizabeth Askren has been named the first-ever Principal Guest Conductor of Hawai’i Opera Theatre (HOT).

August 31, 2023

New Orleans Opera Opens 23-24 Season With The Marriage of Figaro

NOOA’s production of Mozart’s revolutionary opera will be under the stage direction of Chas Rader-Shieber and conducted by award-winning and internationally acclaimed conductor Elizabeth Askren and features the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

December 1, 2022

A behind-the-scenes look at how a full-throttle performing arts season is brought to life by standout creatives

In a phone interview....she talks about Mozart from the standpoint of a pianist, which she started out to be. "Anybody can play [Mozart]," she avers, "few can master him."She cautions against " anything that risks being oversimplified."

November 7, 2021
The Dallas Morning News

We still feel differently about women in leadership than men, and that must end

Many of us have heard the original quip about Fred Astaire that appeared in Bob Thaves’ 1982 Frank and Ernest comic strip: “Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards and in high heels.” What astounds is the overwhelming relevance this observation continues to hold for so many of us; I experience this as a classical music conductor.

October 22, 2021
XPN live

Expats in Cluj

Interview by Ingo Tegge, Director, Goethe-Zentrum Klausenburg

July 6, 2021

Elizabeth Askren & TOA: Transylvanian Opera Academy

Elizabeth Askren is invited throughout Europe and the United States to teach conducting and the art of leadership, and is featured regularly in the American and European media (PBS Newshour, OperaWire, Radio France Internationale, France Musique…)

March 25, 2021
Women Empower Forum 2020 - Global

Women Empowered: Empower Women

The Women Empower Forum brings together exceptional women from different backgrounds and from across the world, offering a platform of sharing successes and challenges, and empowering the next generations of women to overcome barriers and strive for their dreams.

November 19, 2020
Romanian Mozart Society

#MyMozartExperienceInCluj series

Seria #MyMozartExperienceInCluj continuă cu dirijoarea Elizabeth Askren, director artistic al Transylvanian Opera Academy și "master teacher" al The Dallas Opera

April 8, 2020

Artisti in Vremea Pandemiei

An Interview with Elizabeth Askren: “…să facem mai intensă muzica, să o facem mai frumoasă, să o facem cu mai mult devotament”

November 9, 2019
ABC News

Dallas Opera's Hart Institute attempts to correct gender inequality among conductors

In the 2019-2020 season, between Los Angeles Opera, The Dallas Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, there are 53 conductor engagements. Of those 53 conductor appearances, five will be women.

October 27, 2019
Opera Wire

Q & A: Lina Gonzalez-Granados, Lidiya Yankovskaya, & Elizabeth Askren

How The Hart Institute For Women Conductors Helped Shape Their Careers

September 18, 2019

The Dallas Opera Hart Institute

An interview with Elizabeth Askren

May 7, 2019
Point de Vue

Stars Académie: 350 ans de l'Opéra de Paris

Stars Académie: 350 ans de l'Opéra de Paris

January 23, 2019
Creative Mornings Cluj

Embrace the Paradox

A video presentation by Elizabeth Askren

November 23, 2018

Orchestres en Fête

Interview with Elizabeth Askren, cheffe d'orchestre et Camille Pépin, compositrice

October 1, 2018
Sinteza Revista

Sinteza Revista

Despre creatie, Geneza

January 31, 2017
PBS Newshour

Bringing women conductors to the front of the orchestra

Bringing women conductors to the front of the orchestra

March 31, 2016
France Info

Femmes Chefs d'orchestre: une évolution à petits pas

En 2016, les femmes chefs d’orchestre sont encore largement minoritaires en France : 21 femmes pour 586 hommes, selon les chiffres de la SACD (société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques). Pourquoi ne sont-elles pas plus nombreuses à diriger ?

July 29, 2014
Radio France Internationale

Battling the Weight of History as a Female Conductor

Some jobs stand out as stereotypically male or female. Construction workers tend to be men, preschool teachers tend to be women. But some professions that are dominated by one gender or another are not obvious, like conducting an orchestra.

January 1, 2012
Forum d'Avignon

Les Raisons d'Espérer

“La culture et l’imagination créative sont des agents de la vitalité."

November 1, 2010
Vincennes Info

Sous le Charme et la Baguette d'Elizabeth Askren

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