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Sunday, May 7 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Culturally Sensitive Producing FULL

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As stewards of the art form, opera leaders have the opportunity to foster important discussions and build understanding through the works they produce. With equity, diversity and inclusion in mind, this session explores issues around cultural sensitivity and the production of new works and traditional repertoire, including season planning, casting and community engagement strategies. At every stage of producing, there are opportunities for important internal and community considerations. Join a conversation and hear examples from the field.

Moderators
avatar for Leah D. Barto

Leah D. Barto

Director of Learning and Leadership, OPERA America
Leah D. Barto is an arts and culture professional specializing in leadership development, arts education, and strategic impact. As director of learning and leadership at OPERA America, she oversees field learning at the annual conference and is the lead administrator for OPERA Am... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Bolton

Vice President, Community Initiatives, Opera Philadelphia
avatar for Randall Eng

Randall Eng

Assistant Arts Professor, New York University
I am an opera composer; my operas FLORIDA and HENRY'S WIFE have been developed and presented at Lyric Opera Cleveland, New York City Opera's VOX Festival, American Opera Projects, and the Virginia Arts Festival. My opera BEFORE THE NIGHT SKY was showcased at the New Opera Showcas... Read More →
avatar for Cayenne Harris

Cayenne Harris

Lyric Unlimited Director, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Cayenne Harris was appointed the Director of Lyric Unlimited for Lyric Opera of Chicago in July 2012. As the lead administrator for Lyric's community engagement and audience development initiatives, Ms. Harris has played an essential role in the creation of Lyric Unlimited – it... Read More →
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Anh Le

Publications & Brand Manager, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
avatar for David Lomeli

David Lomeli

Manager, Casting & Hart Institute for Women Conductors, The Dallas Opera
avatar for Nkeiru Okoye

Nkeiru Okoye

Composer, Harriet Tubman When I crossed that Line to Freedom
www.nkeiruokoye.com
avatar for Sean Waugh

Sean Waugh

Artistic Planning Manager, San Francisco Opera
Sean Waugh joined San Francisco Opera in May 2010 and currently serves as artistic planning manager, assisting with casting, season planning, and overseeing artistic operations for the company. Sean has helped lead a number of strategic initiatives at SFO including the formation... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Seminar Theater, 2nd Floor

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