In spring 2021 CRE2, in partnership with Washington University’s Department of Music and Opera Theatre of St. Louis, began a multi-year exploration of race and opera through scholarly conversations; exchanges between composers, performers, researchers, and arts administrators; and performances by some of the world’s preeminent contemporary musicians. We aim to gain unique insights into the ways in which race and ethnicity have shaped the history of opera and are animating its future.


Stay tuned for updates on coming conversations and events!


Hosted by Todd Decker, learn more about this incredible musician and one of today’s most dynamic sopranos in an informal conversation setting:  


A Conversation with Angel Blue

April 22, 2022
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Belonging in Opera: Learning from Our Past, Engaging with Our Future

virtual event open to the public that explored the history of Black composers and the current and future landscape of Black creativity in opera and adjacent spaces.