Honoring Our Values

At Lyric Opera of Orange County, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that celebrates the rich tapestry of human experiences. We believe that diversity enhances the artistic and cultural vitality of our company and the communities we serve. We are dedicated to giving a platform to minority artists and composers, amplifying their voices, and breaking down barriers that have historically limited their opportunities.

Our commitment to diversity extends to all aspects of our operations, from casting and repertoire selection to artistic collaborations and community engagement. We actively seek out and promote talented artists and composers from underrepresented backgrounds, ensuring that their unique perspectives are showcased and celebrated on our stage. We strive to provide a safe and inclusive space where artists of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds can thrive and express themselves authentically.

We recognize that achieving true equity requires ongoing effort and a willingness to challenge systemic biases. We are dedicated to continuously educating ourselves and our stakeholders about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts. We actively work to create a culture of respect, understanding, and empathy within Lyric Opera of Orange County, cultivating an environment where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered.

In addition to our artistic endeavors, we engage with our local communities through outreach programs, educational initiatives, and partnerships with organizations that champion diversity and inclusion. We aim to inspire and nurture the next generation of artists, ensuring that they see themselves represented and have access to opportunities within the opera industry.

Through our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we strive to create transformative experiences that resonate with audiences from all walks of life. We believe that opera has the power to unite, inspire, and effect positive change, and we are dedicated to using our platform to create a more inclusive and equitable society.

We acknowledge with respect our presence on the ancestral lands of the JuaneƱo Band of Mission Indians – Acjachemen Nation and the Tongva People.