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Stacy Brightman

LA Opera
Vice President, Education and Community Engagement
As Vice President for Education and Community Engagement at LA Opera, Stacy Brightman is responsible for the oversight and production of programs that serve 140,000 students and family members annually. She develops and supervises all public scholarship initiatives that engage students and community members in cultural practice and inquiry. She directs all community partnerships, which encompass in-school and community opera commissions, productions and tours, and creation and implementation of teacher seminars. She annually works with approximately 200 schools and 300 additional non-profit organizations. She developed and manages the innovative Community Circle program, through which under-resourced community groups attend opera performances each season, seated in the orchestra section free of charge or at greatly reduced price. In 2016-17 more than 7,000 community members attended full-length operas through the Community Circle. Likewise, she produces LA Opera's Annual Community Opera at the Cathedral, through which nearly 500 community members perform alongside professional artists for an audience of 6,000 (free admission). Recently, she created LA Opera's Teen Leadership Academy: a paid internship program for teens from under-represented communities that begins their junior year of high school and continues for up to 6 years (through college). Through this paid leadership training, the students rotate among all the departments to receive comprehensive arts management training. From 2009 to 2010, she was the senior staff member responsible for producing Ring Festival LA, a 10-week festival across multiple sectors that included performances, exhibits and symposia presented by more than 120 festival partners. Subsequently, she had guided the Britten 100/LA Festival and Figaro Unbound festivals, which have impacted more than a million Angelenos. She frequently serves as a grants and conference panelist and was recently selected to serve as one of Opera America's first three female mentors in the inaugural year of its Women's Opera Network mentoring program.
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