44 Percent of American Opera Companies Support Black Opera Alliance’s ‘Pledge for Racial Equity and Systematic Change in Opera’

UPDATE: OperaWire reached out the Black Opera Alliance regarding information on which companies had supported and rejected the pledge and was informed that Opera San Antonio was the lone company to refuse; BOA will provide more information on specific companies supporting the pledge in the future. The article follows as originally published.  The Black Opera Alliance and international arts management {…}

Black Opera Alliance Releases Statement Regarding Tulsa Opera & Daniel Roumain’s Removal from ‘Greenwood Overcomes’

The Black Opera Alliance has issued a statement after the Tusla Opera removed Daniel Bernard Roumain’s “They Still Want to Kill Us” aria from the upcoming “Greenwood Overcomes” concert. In a written response, the organization said, “Mr. Roumain’s composition is reflective of a personal connection to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 as a Black American. Tulsa is a city {…}