San Francisco Opera Department of Diversity, Equity, and Community Launches Online Programming

By David Salazar

San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity, and Community is launching a new online program aimed at families, adults, and educators.

The program will be headlined by “Family Fun Fridays,” which features lyric videos of original, student-created operas, will launch on the company’s YouTube channel on May 8.

On May 10, the organization will present “Opera Aficionado,” a weekly lecture series in which opera lovers can interact with music experts. In May, this segment will focus on China and Asian Culture while in June the theme of LGBTQ+ will take center-stage. Finally, July will be focused on the wide range of emotions in opera.

On May 22, the Department will bring audiences its “First Act Virtual Family Workshop,” which will center on Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

There will also be six “Opera in an Hour Movies” with educational material which can be streamed for free.  Among the operas that will be presented are “Carmen,” “The Elixir of Love,” “The Magic Flute,” “Girl of the Golden West,” “Cinderella,” and “The Barber of Seville.”