Video Published: 13 Oct 2020

Bringing Latinx Voices to the Opera Stage: Lead Presentation by Mark Hugo Lopez

Around the country, Latinx culture is a vibrant part of the local arts landscape, but in the opera house, works by Latinx creative artists are rarely programmed. Operas by important Latin American composers have not made it to theaters in the U.S. In order to enrich season offerings with works in Spanish or inspired by the literature and history of Latin America, opera companies are turning to the creators of today to bring a wide array of stories and musical styles to the stage. OPERA America’s October webinar features some of the most prominent creative artists in opera to discuss their vision for opera in the 21st century.

About Mark Hugo Lopez

Mark Hugo Lopez is the director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center. He leads the planning of the Center’s research agenda on international demographic trends, international migration, U.S. immigration trends, and the U.S. Latino community. He is an expert on immigration globally and in the U.S., world demography, U.S. Hispanics, and Asian Americans. He is the co-editor of Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy and a co-author of The Future of the First Amendment.