We seek to empower marginalized communities through a broad programmatic range of diverse opera and arts-related cultural experiences by sharing the rich contributions made by artists of color to the art form of opera. 



Our educational programing contributes to the intellectual development of youth while inspiring students to gain an appreciation of opera’s rich history and culture by providing means for deeper and more frequent arts exposure, beginning at a younger age.

The arts provide young people with authentic learning experiences that engage their minds, hearts, and bodies.
— Champions of Change


Our community engagement programing aims to expose more of the general population to opera, historical and contemporary, its culture, traditions and forms, from all countries and regions of the world, with an emphasis on contributions made by artist of color.

Art and culture have a transformative effect on our communities.
— Tom Finkelpearl