Opera Conference 2015

by Barb E on May 20, 2015


All of us who attended Opera Conference 2015 in Washington, DC, left informed and inspired. Speakers from the opera world and beyond addressed this year’s theme of Increasing Civic Impact.   Were you not able to attend (or you want to revisit some of the energizing and entertaining sessions) follow the links to the youTube videos.

Opera Conference 2015 Opening Session began with a welcome from Francesca Zambello, artistic director of Washington National Opera, Frayda Lindemann, OPERA America’s board chairman, and Rhonda Sweeney, president of OVI.  OPERA America’s president/CEO Marc Scorca presented strategic context for increasing opera’s civic impact. Denyce Graves-Montgomery to share her perspective on the power of opera to change lives and strengthen communities. The session closed with insightful keynote remarks from Roberto Bedoya, executive director, Tucson Pima Arts Council.

Raising the quality of life is a shared goal among city officials, arts leaders and the general public. Hear how these research-based approaches underscore the role for opera in motivating participation in society and enhancing civic life.

The Saturday Keynote session with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is not to be missed.  Her remarks were followed by reflections from Roberto Bedoya.


Higher Logic and The Community Roundtable are proud to release The 2015 State of Community Management Report.    Join The Community Roundtable co-founders Rachel Happe and Jim Storer for a review of the report on Wednesday, June 10 at 2:00PM ET. Reserve your spot!


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