Art is a Verb

Learn more about Art is a Verb, a new piece receiving its premiere as a part of the 2021 MN Opera Virtual Benefit.


From the Director

What is the main message you would like to convey?

“The main message is that art and opera are beautiful, a refuge, necessary in our human experience, but we have a collective responsibility to create an industry that is equitable and anti-racist.

More than a refuge, art has power to ignite change.

Art is a home, and we need to make it a better home for artists in general, particularly artists of color.

Ultimately art is a microcosm for what we should be fighting for in society at large.

These four artists are sources of strength and power. As individuals and together they take space and create beauty.”

– Lily Tung Crystal

Cast & Creative Team

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Behind the Curtain

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Pablo Siqueiros, Minnesota Opera’s Public Programs Associate Director, sits down with Karen Quisenberry, Vice President, Production, to discuss how Art is a Verb was conceived, the uniqueness of the creation process, what this means for the future of opera.

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