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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Arizona Opera unequivocally denounces racism. 

We stand with those that demand equality and social justice for black people and for all people of color. We affirm our commitment to the communities we serve today—and to those communities that we can and must serve more fully tomorrow.

Performing arts organizations have a unique ability and responsibility to create a space for inspiration, thought, and discussion.


Our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

  • Arizona Opera will take the time to listen and learn how we can be a better, more inclusive organization.
  • We will examine our organization and the practices of our industry to do our part in creating positive, enduring change in the days, weeks, and years to come.


An important part of this process will include engaging in ongoing dialogue with community members. If you have thoughts or suggestions on how Arizona Opera can better serve our community, please send an email to Joseph Specter, President & General Director at


To learn more about equity, diversity, and inclusion work in the US opera industry, read the Opera America resources.


Anti-Racism Resources by Black and POC Authors




Other Resources


Arizona Opera BIPOC Community Partners