Community Conversations

Let’s Talk!

This series takes a thematic topic from the season’s operas that also impact our communities today. Join us as we address each topic with a panel of thought leaders and experts in the field. These 60-minute discussions are free and open to the public and provide information about helpful resources when available. 

November 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Can White People Write Black Opera?

Panelists:

  • Adonis Rose, Grammy-Award Winning Artist, Composer, Educator, and Producer
  • Dr. Cynthia Cozette Lee, Composer, Flautist, Pianist, Poet, and Author
  • Dylan Trần, Composer, Multi-Media Artist, DEI Activist, and Producer
  • Michael Ellis Ingram, Conductor, Poet, and Educator

Moderator:

  • Quo Johnson, equity specialist, healing practitioner, and social justice advisor for OPERA America.

Source Material:

Purpose:

To encourage authentic engagement and share knowledge and resources. Thought leaders, experts, and community members are brought together to discuss relevant topics inspired by the season’s operas that are important to the New Orleans community today.   


To build awareness and effect sustainable change: Community Conversations bring together various community voices around a central touchpoint to engage in an open, facilitated dialogue to discover common ground and paths to understanding or change. 

Details:

  • November 3, 2022
  • Time – 6:00 – 7:00 PM CST
  • ZOOM
Community Conversations - November, 2022

Stay tuned for our next conversation!

Previous Conversations:

September 17, 2022 at 3:00 PM

What responsibilities do arts organizations have to the communities they serve to present and reflect the historical reality?

Panelists:

  • Anwar Nasir, Executive Director of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Clare Burovac, General and Artistic Director of The New Orleans Opera Association
  • Lauren Turner Hines, Producing Artistic Director of No Dream Deferred NOLA
  • Heather Hodges, The Historic New Orleans Collection

Moderator:

  • Terrance McKnight, Radio Host at WQXR

Purpose:

To encourage authentic engagement and share knowledge and resources. Thought leaders, experts, and community members are brought together to discuss relevant topics inspired by the season’s operas that are important to the New Orleans community today.   


To build awareness and effect sustainable change: Community Conversations bring together various community voices around a central touchpoint to engage in an open, facilitated dialogue to discover common ground and paths to understanding or change.