Thursday, October 29, 2020
Dear Colleagues in the Opera Art Form:
As the opera field continues to grapple with the challenges of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the deeply rooted barriers stemming from racial injustice, we, the Black Administrators of Opera, call upon each of you to help make the necessary changes for greater equity in our field.
We are a group that formed in response to the pressing need to elevate the voices of Black administrators in the international dialogue on race and privilege currently unfolding in classical music. At 25 members strong, we represent a cross-section of companies from each budget classification. We work in the areas of diversity, education, community and civic engagement, artistic, production, operations, development, and company culture. …