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Seattle Opera.

Community Conversations

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Decolonizing Allure

Women artists of color in conversation

In this Community Conversation, Carmen inspired us to examine how women artists of color respond to the tropes borne out of exoticism and Orientalism, be it rejecting them, subverting them, or reclaiming them, and how they take back power by creating art in their own image.

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The Impact of Technology

As Seattle Opera geared up to present The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the company is asking hard questions about the effects of Big Tech, both in Jobs’ life and in our rapidly expanding community.

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Black Represention in Opera

Through collaborations with The Glimmerglass Festival, leading Black voices in opera, and local community organizers, Seattle Opera engaged in a frank discussion about racial diversity and inclusion in opera.

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Cultural Appropriation & Madame Butterfly

As a historically white and European art form, opera has a history of using cultural appropriation to tell stories, and placing more emphasis on the voice in casting.

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