Gender in Opera
with Stefanie Posavec, 2015
Printed infographic commissioned by La Lettura, the Sunday arts supplement of Italian newspaper Corriere della sera, which is renowned for its quality data visualisations.
Each miniature stage represents a single opera. The operas are organised horizontally by the relative proportions of male and female singers who get a look-in to the libretto: operas with more male voices on the left and a progressively larger share of female voices as you move towards the right of the graphic.
Each character is represented by a single dot. Where the dots are crossed out, the character dies during the opera, with the type and colour of dot indicating how the character died (murder, suicide, mysterious magical means and so forth).