Roll Over Beethoven: Classical Music Confronts the White Elephant in the Room
In 137 years, the Metropolitan Opera has never presented an opera by a Black conductor (though there's finally one on the schedule). Fewer than 2 percent of the musicians in American orchestras are Black. Audiences look like the repertoire. But in this summer of protest, the classical world is finally facing the music.
Matty Karas, curator
August 7, 2020