The Washington Post featured a conversation between five opera singers about race in opera, motivated by the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to stop using “blackface” in its new production of Verdi’s Otello. The gist of the conversation was that the opera world has some way to go in terms of racial awareness, but focusing on supposed “blackface” in Otello isn’t necessarily all that helpful. The five singers involved in the conversation were Alyson Cambridge, Soloman Howard, Kenneth Kellogg, Deborah Nansteel, and Russell Thomas. Read the transcript HERE.