Who We Are
There is a dearth of Asian representation in the opera industry, onstage and off, at every level, and our underrepresentation perpetuates itself. When aspiring Asian opera professionals look around the theatre and see no one who looks like them, it can make a career in this industry seem daunting. We can attest, as working artists, that sustaining careers in this industry can be daunting. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has wrought destruction on a global scale, threatens to extinguish the careers of artists and technicians who the industry tends to overlook.
Opera is on the brink of resurgence, and while we are hopeful for what is to come, we also want to be proactive in advocating for ourselves and our Asian colleagues, who historically have been neglected.
We are committed to working alongside companies to improve the industry and its current biases and to cast a new generation of role models, to inspire future generations of Asian opera professionals.
How to Help
The Asian Opera Alliance (AOA) is completely volunteer-managed. We are professional opera singers and administrators who dedicate their careers and spare time to furthering equity in our industry. Please help us in our mission by donating to our cause.