As founding sponsors of the Paris Opera Academy and sponsors of its Musicians in Residence program since 2015, Natixis Investment Managers and Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking have extended their support until 2024.
The Groupe BPCE’s global businesses are also supporting the development of a new conductor in residence training program at the academy with an equal gender balance, as they pursue their support for the Opera and its role in passing on knowledge and culture across the generations by training young artists.
This new training program will provide an opportunity for young men and women to train as opera conductors with renowned professionals, and develop new skills that are different from those required when conducting a symphony, such as insight into vocal techniques, singing techniques and the lyrical repertoire.
This program is also a way for the Opera to support equal opportunities for both women and men to become conductors by ensuring equal representation in recruitment. Gender equality in the workplace and programs to train the talents of the future chime particularly with our own commitments at Natixis Investment Managers and Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking.