Sat 15 July | 17:00 | Pálás Screen 2

2022 | Australia | 90’ | Documentary

Simone Young was the first female conductor to appear on stage at the world’s most renowned Opera houses: Sydney Opera House, Met New York Opera, and the Vienna Opera House. These iconic opera houses had never-before-seen women conductors before Simone Young graced the stage.  

Whilst being a woman in one of the most conservative and male-dominated worlds of classical music not only makes this a feminist story, more importantly, Simone’s biography is first and foremost a captivating story of a dazzling 30-year music career. All her achievements have been hard won. 

Knowing the Score gets up-close and personal with Simone in an engaging, luscious music documentary revealing two key themes: the long struggle for gender parity in the high art of classical music and the heart-breaking struggle for artists to be valued in times of crisis, or sometimes even at all.

Irish Premiere

Director/Writer: Janine Hosking
Producer: Margie Bryant

Principal funder