Peter Brathwaite in The Knife of Dawn, The Royal Opera ©2020 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

Insights: Storytelling in Opera

13 October12 November 2021
Online only
Opera and music

This event will be streamed for free on YouTube at 7.30pm on 13 October 2021 as part of the Royal Opera House's Black History Month celebrations.

The Royal Opera House presents Storytelling in opera, a live panel discussion curated by Peter Brathwaite – acclaimed baritone and prominent advocate for equity, inclusion, and restorative justice in the arts. This free digital event, supporting Black History Month 2021, seeks to explore how the theatre industry can move towards more embedded representation on its stages through the stories told, the people who perform them, where they are performed and why.

This event invites artists and audiences to join us live online as guests from across the industry: baritone Peter Brathwaite, the Bush Theatre's Wabriya King, celebrated US tenor Lawrence Brownlee, Royal Opera House producer Rachel Caccia and champion of the arts Brenda Emmanus OBE, as they address our duty of care and the future of our art forms.

Black History Month

This article is part of our Black History Month celebrations. Find out more.


CuratorPeter Brathwaite

PanellistWabriya King

PanellistLawrence Brownlee

PanellistRachel Caccia

PanellistBrenda Emmanus OBE


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