We Need to Listen: Conversations that Matter with Celeste Headlee

We Need to Listen: Conversations that Matter with Celeste Headlee

3 Episodes

FREE NEW SERIES.

Racism exists in all industries, including classical music and opera. If we are to fight it everywhere, we have to start fighting it somewhere.

In Boston Lyric Opera’s new three-part series, We Need to Listen: Conversations that Matter with Celeste Headlee, the award-winning journalist, author, public media anchor and classically trained singer leads lively and insightful discussions with opera and music industry leaders, as well as rising and established stars. Stream it on-demand at operabox.tv to hear how we can make the art form we love more equitable, diverse, and accountable.

Interested in joining our live studio audience on Zoom? Sign up below via Eventbrite:
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Premieres October 27.

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We Need to Listen: Conversations that Matter with Celeste Headlee
  • WATCH THE LIVE REPLAY: Pipeline

    Episode 1

    Singers of color across the country spend their lives training, rehearsing and investing in their talent. Why can’t they access the industry leaders, the auditions and the opportunities of their white counterparts? In this premiere episode, Celeste Headlee focuses attention on the structural ba...

  • Repertoire

    Episode 2

    Scott Joplin and Wynton Marsalis may be the best-known names among Black composers, but even a surface scratch of research turns up an extraordinary list of talent reaching as far back as 1745 (Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George) up through this decade (George Walker, who died in 2018). W...

  • Audience

    Episode 3

    Classical music’s history as a predominantly white-led art form has contributed to the barriers that keep audiences of color out of concert halls, recital rooms and opera houses. Celeste Headlee leads a panel of artists and advocates in discussing some remedies: repertoire that reflects diversity...