Video Published: 08 Jul 2021

Taking Care: Mental Health Care for BIPOC Opera Professionals

Licensed mental health professionals join opera industry professionals to provide insights, tools, and resources for BIPOC opera professionals to prioritize mental health during the pandemic and beyond.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had disproportionately negative effects on BIPOC members of all communities, the arts being no exception. In addition to dealing with the existing stressors of illness and financial hardship, BIPOC opera professionals face additional burdens within society and the opera industry. Ginger Klee discusses issues of surviving predominantly white institutions, aligning to whiteness, and processing the challenges of living during a pandemic.

Speakers

Ginger Klee, MS, LMFT, LPCC (practitioner)
Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano and dramaturg; co-founder, Amplified Opera (moderator)