Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
MN Opera’s vision and mission is to sing every story and to change lives by bringing together artists, audiences, and community, advancing the art of opera for today and future generations. We aim to empower all voices, strengthen bonds between people of all backgrounds and identities, and create spaces of healing, refuge and hope that inspire a sense of authentic belonging in everyone who enters. To this end, all of us at MN Opera are committing ourselves to the continuous work of becoming an antiracist and anti-oppressive organization and incorporating the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion into all that we do. We invite you to learn more about our EDI initiatives and come along with us on our journey to create a new and inclusive future for opera.
Meet Lee Bynum
Lee Bynum, the Opera’s new Vice President, Impact, discusses his vision in this new role and the challenges faced in equity, diversity, and inclusion work.
Minnesota Opera denounces anti-Asian rhetoric and violence in the clearest and strongest possible terms. We also stand in solidarity with our AAPI communities both here in Minnesota and across the country.
MN Opera believes that pursuing anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices enhances the beauty and power of the form itself, and amplifies the tremendous artistry cultivated in our musical storytelling.
Check out MN Opera’s new podcast The Score, a conversation about opera and classical music seen through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens. Each episode, hosts Lee Bynum (VP, Impact), Paige Reynolds (Civic Engagement Manager), and Rocky Jones (EDI Director) will amplify the voices of those in the field who are pushing the boundaries of what opera is, who it is for, and how it can transform us and our communities.
EDI Feedback Form
Your voice matters at Minnesota Opera. Please share any concerns or suggestions related to equity, diversity, and inclusion at Minnesota Opera.
Minnesota Opera is excited to share EDI News that celebrates and highlights the ever-evolving culture and world around us.
Minnesota Opera land acknowledgement. MN Opera is located on Dakota Land.
MN Opera has identified a variety of terms to help categorize our thinking around our antiracist and anti-oppressive work as an organization.