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Digital Scenography in Opera in the Twenty-First Century is the first definitive study of the use of digital scenography in Western opera production. The book begins by exploring digital scenography’s dramaturgical possibilities and establishes a critical framework for identifying and comparing the use of digital scenography across different digitally enhanced opera productions. The book then investigates the impacts and potential disruptions of digital scenography on opera’s longstanding production conventions, both on and off the stage. Drawing on interviews with major industry practitioners, including Paul Barritt, Mark Grimmer, Donald Holder, Elaine J. McCarthy, Luke Halls, Wendall K. Harrington, Finn Ross, S. Katy Tucker, and Victoria ‘Vita’ Tzykun, author Caitlin Vincent identifies key correlations between the use of digital scenography in practice and subsequent impacts on creative hierarchies, production design processes, and organisational management. The book features detailed case studies of digitally enhanced productions premiered by Dutch National Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Opéra de Lyon, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, The Metropolitan Opera, Victorian Opera, and Washington National Opera.

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VINCENT, CAITLIN and Amanda Coles. 2023. “Unequal Opera-tunities: Gender Inequality and Non-Standard Work in US Opera Production.” Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

VINCENT, CAITLIN, Katya Johanson, and Bronwyn Coate. 2023. “Risky Business: Policy Legacy and Gender Inequality in Australian Opera Production.” International Journal of Cultural Policy.

Vincent, Caitlin. 2022. “The Impacts of Digital Initiatives on Musicians during COVID-19: Examining the   Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.” Cultural Trends.

Vincent, Caitlin, Amanda Coles, and Jordan Beth Vincent. 2021. “Opera-ting on Inequality: Gender Representation in Creative Roles at The Royal Opera.” Cultural Trends.

Vincent, Caitlin, Katya Johanson, Hilary Glow, and Bronwyn Coate. 2021. “Who did you meet at the Venice Biennale?: Education-to-Work Transition Enhancers for Aspiring Arts Professionals in Australia.” Work, Employment and Society.

Johanson, Katya, Hilary Glow, Amanda Coles, and Caitlin Vincent. 2019. “Controversy, uncertainty and the diverse public in cultural diplomacy: Australia-China relations.” Australian Journal of International Affairs 73, no. 4: 397-413.

Vincent, Caitlin, and Jordan Beth Vincent. 2018. “Notation by Context: Digital Scenography as Artefact of Authorial Intent.” Leonardo Music Journal 28: 72-76.

Vincent, Caitlin, Jordan Beth Vincent, Kim Vincs, and Katya Johanson. 2017. “The Intersection of Live and Digital: New Technical Classifications for Digital Scenography in Opera.” Theatre and Performance Design 3, no. 3: 155-171.

Vincent, Jordan Beth, Caitlin Vincent, Kim Vincs, and John McCormick. 2016. “Navigating control and illusion: Interactivity versus ‘faux-interactivity’ in trans-media dance performance.” International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media 12, no. 1: 44-60.

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VINCENT, CAITLIN. 2024 (forthcoming). “Remixes and radical revivals: Baroque opera production and the opera wars.” Early Music in the 21st Century, edited by Mimi Mitchell. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vincent, Caitlin. 2023. "Voices for Change in the Classical Music Profession: New Ideas for Tackling Inequalities and Exclusions." The Classical Music Profession: Inequalities and Exclusions, edited by Christina Scharff, Anna Bull, and Laudan Nooshin. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vincent, Jordan, Caitlin Vincent, Scott deLahunta, John McCormick, and Kim Vincs. 2018. “Artwork spawning artwork: trans-disciplinary approaches to artistic spin-offs and evolution in the digital context.” Digital Echoes: Spaces for Intangible and Performance-based Cultural Heritage, edited by Sarah Whatley, 283-299. London: Routledge.

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Vincent, Caitlin, Jordan Beth Vincent, and Amanda Coles. 2020. “Identifying Trends, Assessing Response: Gender Representation at the Royal Opera.” Gender and Sexuality at Work Conference 2020 [Proceedings].

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Vincent, Caitlin, Karen Douglas, Peter Fairbrother, and Todd Denham. 2019. Innovative practices: review of Victoria’s LLENs activities and their outcomes. Work Package Report for Regional Australia Institute: CPOW – RMIT University.

Glow, Hilary, Katya Johanson, Bronwyn Coate, and Caitlin Vincent. 2019. The impact of Australia’s participation in the  Venice Biennale. Canberra: The Australia Council for the Arts.

Fairbrother, Peter, Alicia Boyle, Ruth Barton, Todd Denham, Nigel Douglas, Karen Douglas, Phillip Toner, Caitlin Vincent, Lauren Rickards, and Bruce Wilson. 2019. Future Jobs and Regional Workforce Development Report. Regional Australia Institute.

Coles, Amanda, Kate MacNeill, Jordan Beth Vincent, Caitlin Vincent, and Philippe Barré. 2018. The status of women in the arts and cultural industries: Research review 2010-2018. Ontario: Ontario Arts Council.

Coles, Amanda, Hilary Glow, Katya Johanson, Jordan Beth Vincent, Tim Boots, Jane Howard, Clare Reddan, and Caitlin Vincent. 2017.  Public diplomacy evaluation 2014-16. Canberra: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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