Making Opera Accessible: during the pandemic and beyond
December 1, 2020
December 1, 2020
2:00 pm
Join Opera Mariposa for a discussion about disability, accessibility, and inclusion in the operatic art form. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, as well as a worldwide reckoning with systemic inequities, our panel will dive into everything from bringing music to high-risk audiences, to how a historic art form can embrace the future of storytelling. Featuring nationally-recognized panelists such as multi-award-winning Disabled writer-performer-producer Ophira Calof, award-winning Deaf artist and opera creator Landon Krentz, pianist-performer-producer and Health Arts Society of BC artistic director Karen Lee-Morlang and more, this timely conversation brings together diverse artists and advocates to grapple with crucial questions - and share solutions for a more inclusive future.
Run time approx. 90 minutes
Presented with English captions and ASL interpretation


Making Opera Accessible during the pandemic and beyond

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm PST/5:00 pm EST
On Zoom:

Free to the public, no advance registration required

Robin Hahn (she/they)
Ophira Calof (she/they)
Stephanie Ko (she/her)
Landon Krentz (no pronouns)
Karen Lee-Morlang (she/her)
Guest Panelist (they/them)
Christie A. Pollock (she/her)
Learn more about the panel members:


'Making Opera Accessible' is one of many great events being showcased as part of IndieFest (formerly #IndieOperaWeek) - a new festival that celebrates and amplifies the imaginative forms of storytelling and diverse artists of West Coast Canada. If you’re interested in checking out other great artists and experiences - from new opera, to Indigenous practice, to drag, to Deaf theatre - visit to discover what else is in store!


ABOUT OPERA MARIPOSA: Opera Mariposa is a critically acclaimed company that "stands at the forefront of Vancouver's opera scene" (The Vancouver Project). They are dedicated to creating opportunities for exceptional emerging performers from around the globe. As Canada's first entirely disability-led and -run opera company, they also work to increase diversity and disability representation in the arts, and their Benefit + Awareness programming has raised over $90,000 to date for health and disability-related charities. Learn more at


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