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0202: A Seat at the Table: Equity, diversity, inclusion and opera - Part 1

By The Santa Fe Opera, Opera for All Voices

Equity, diversity, and inclusion: it's a phrase that's at the forefront of many industries at the moment, and opera is no different. What do those words really mean and how do they relate to the forward momentum of our art form? This conversation is at the heart of what Opera for All Voices is about and we're going deep into the struggles, the uphill battles, and the opportunities that lie ahead. This episode is part 1 of a 2-part exploration featuring stories from a series of candid interviews we had with the following members of our opera community: Ben Taylor, Baritone Terrence Chin-Loy, Tenor Monique Gaffney, Wig & Makeup Artist Melanie Bacaling, Stage Manager Jason Lynch, Lighting Designer Michael Ortiz, Assistant Technical Dir. at Santa Fe Opera Madalyn Mentor, Artistic Coordinator at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Anh Le, Acting Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis June Kim, Development Associate at Santa Fe Opera Thank you all for your openness, generosity, and everything you contribute to our industry. *** Key Change is a production of The Santa Fe Opera in collaboration with Opera for All Voices. Produced and edited by Andrea Klunder at The Creative Impostor Studios Hosts: Andrea Fellows Walters and Brandon Neal Audio Engineer: Kabby at Kabby Sound Studios in Santa Fe Theme music by Rene Orth with Corrie Stallings, mezzo-soprano, and Joe Becktell, cello Cover art by David Tousley Special music licensing from PodcastMusic.com, curated by Brandon Neal OFAV Consortium Members:  Lyric Opera for Kansas City, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, San Francisco Opera, Sarasota Opera and Seattle Opera. This podcast is made possible due to the generous funding from the Melville Hankins Family Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. To learn more about Opera for all voices, visit us at SantaFeOpera.org

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