Making Opera Accessible
A discussion for the pandemic and beyond
On December 1, 2020, Opera Mariposa was delighted to host a discussion about disability, accessibility and inclusion in the operatic art form. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, as well as a worldwide reckoning with systemic inequities, our panel delved into everything from bringing music to high-risk audiences, to how a historic art form can embrace the future of storytelling. Featuring nationally-recognized panelists such as multi-award-winning Disabled writer-performer-producer Ophira Calof, award-winning Deaf artist and opera creator Landon Krentz, pianist/performer/producer and Health Arts Society of BC artistic director Karen Lee-Morlang and more, this timely conversation brought together diverse artists and advocates to grapple with crucial questions – and share solutions for a more inclusive future.
Run time approx. 90 minutes.
Presented in English and ASL, with English captions and ASL-English interpretation.
Supported by Creative BC
and the City of Vancouver