It’s time to put opera on game! Hosts, pictured above, Lee Bynum (Vice President, Impact), Paige Reynolds (Civic Engagement Manager), and Rocky Jones (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director) are three Black artists, pop culture aficionados, and arts administrators at Minnesota Opera, who are working every day to bring more diversity, equity, and inclusivity into opera and classical music. The Score is their new podcast, a provocative, thoughtful, and humorous commentary on opera’s past, present, and future, as seen through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens. Each episode features stories from a variety of perspectives that bring Black, Indigenous, people of color, queer, trans and nonbinary folks, and everyone else into the discussion of ownership over and access to the art form. From the opera house to the statehouse to your house, each episode 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.
New episodes will premiere every other Friday. You can listen below or listen, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app!