Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Statement

DEI Statement

Solo Opera is proud to be part of the SF Bay Area – a region rich in culture and diversity: including the Latinx, Asian, Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+ communities, along with many others. We acknowledge that being an arts organization in this rich environment is an opportunity for us to work to address racial inequity and other injustices in our area through our policies, plans, and mission. We look forward to growing as an organization and accepting the responsibility to serve the diverse communities around us.

Solo Opera is committed to:

As an extension of our DEI Statement above, Solo Opera has written a list of Principles of Racial Equity that help guide us in our programming/services and policies.


On our racial equity journey, we work to confront racism head on. We acknowledge the white privileged culture that has permeated the arts world and marginalized many talented BIPOC persons. We hope to help dismantle racism one step at a time. This principle shows up in our DEI statement as a promise to diversify our board, staff, employees, volunteers, audience, etc. We begin this journey by educating our organization from the inside out.

Conversations / Communicate

We must take the steps to go into our diverse community to meet new groups and have conversations- What are their needs? How can Solo Opera be of service to them? Since we have a large Latinx community in our area, our DEI team is beginning to meet with organizations such as the SF Bay Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Community Engagement

Conversations lead to community engagement and shared goals to strengthen and uplift our BIPOC and marginalized communities. We are working now to add new and diverse Community Advisory Board members, volunteers, and collaborators to our organization.


In order to change, we must analyze our organization’s weaknesses and strengths in our racial equity work. Only then can we create a shift in power to help dismantle systemic racism. We are doing the intentional work to diversify our hiring, collaborations, and operas/concerts/outreach.

Create / Commit

We want to create a just world filled with love, not fear, which in turn will lead to a more diverse and welcoming operatic field. This new path forward must be filled with safety, transparency, and accountability. We understand this long journey towards racial healing is a shared commitment with our entire community.