Black Lives Matter
Opera Philadelphia mourns with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless named and unnamed victims of systemic racism and violence. We stand with others against racial injustice, senseless violence, and oppression.
We also understand that these statements of solidarity are empty without action. Classical music and opera companies continue to struggle with diversity, equity, and inclusion on our stages and in our administrations. We can and must give voice to the traditionally voiceless on our stage. Meaningful change begins with awareness. We must now develop and implement a plan for sustained and effective action.