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Video Published: 25 Aug 2022

Opera Conference 2022 - Opera’s Mission for the 2020s

The mission statements of opera companies traditionally affirm a core commitment to producing opera of the highest quality. But in a nation seeking to address long-standing inequities, do these art-focused statements respond sufficiently to this moment in our history? What is the mission of an opera company in the 2020s? In this session, we will weigh the balance between art and service, and examine the scope of opera companies’ social responsibility to the communities they serve.

  • Eric Broker, Marketing and Communications Director, Minnesota Opera
  • Greg Cunningham, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Bank
  • Carlos García León, Individual Giving Manager, Cincinnati Opera
  • Laura Kaminsky, Composer
  • Lauren Medici, Director of Engagement Programs, Opera Omaha
  • Nadege Souvenir, Board Chair, Minnesota Opera 

Originally presented at Opera Conference 2022 in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 19, 2022