Taking the Stage with Kristian & Quo
The compelling TDO Network program, Taking the Stage with Kristian and Quo, presents opportunities to dig deep and explore collective solutions through meaningful conversations about topics including inclusion, the arts, education, equity, diversity, opera, and more.
Taking the Stage with Kristian and Quo™ is committed to exploring collective solutions through meaningful conversations that center healing and truth-telling. While the views of the guests may not reflect those of The Dallas Opera, we support and are grateful to our guests for sharing their thoughts and experiences with us.
Taking the Stage Opus 1 Highlights
We are celebrating Taking the Stage with Kristian and Quo's Opus 1 Finale with some of the highlights from the show! As the longest running show to date on TDO Network, there are so many great memories to look back on!
Taking the Stage Opus 1 Finale
Kristian and Quo reflect on the experiences, conversations, and lessons of Taking the Stage in this Opus 1 Finale.
Announcement from Kristian and Quo
Tune in for an announcement from Kristian and Quo!
Humanity at the Root
Opera tells stories about the human condition. Kristian and Quo have a live conversation about the ongoing challenge of keeping humanity at the root of our work.
Are You Trustworthy?
We make many promises in this field – to staff, to artists, and to our communities. Are you trustworthy? Kristian and Quo go live for a conversation about promises for change and greater accountability and the patterns that say otherwise.
Equity Challenge: Check-In / How Are You Doing?
Kristian and Quo present an equity challenge centered on truth-telling, ownership of lived experiences, and breaking silence.
Equity Challenge: The Complete Narrative
Kristian and Quo provide tools and opportunities for practical application through an equity challenge inspired by Juneteenth. Take on the challenge and do the work, together.
Kristian and Quo go live for a conversation about effective ways to measure and ensure meaningful change within our arts organizations.
Critical Human Facts
Kristian and Quo go live to discuss ways arts organizations can present holistic narratives to uplift truth, human connection, and accountability.
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A year since the murder of George Floyd. We all have a responsibility to feel the weight and harm of racism. We all have a responsibility to end racism.
Be Safe or Be Free with Stephanie Drenka
Stephanie Drenka joins Kristian and Quo for a heartfelt and honest conversation about identity, celebration, and following our own paths.
There Is No Going Back
Kristian and Quo go live for a conversation about how our industry can not go back to the way things were as we all begin to return to the offices and the physical stage.
A Year of Taking the Stage
Kristian and Quo go live to celebrate and reflect on a year of Taking the Stage with Kristian and Quo!
A big thank you to all of the guests from the past year! David Lomeli, Morris Robinson, Christian Haley & Devlin Decutler, Melissa Young of Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Emmanuel Villaume, Jerry ...
Keeping That Same Energy
Kristian and Quo have a discussion about radical change and equitable accountability as arts organizations and a community.
Good Laughs and Positive Notes
Kristian and Quo share some hilarious moments, bloopers, fun times, and positive notes from the Taking the Stage episodes.
Systemic and Systematic
Kristian and Quo take a deeper dive into systems to speak truth to the issues and consider how the industry can be intentional about moving forward in meaningful ways.
Say Her Name
Kristian and Quo have an honest and powerful conversation about intersectionality, violence against women, and facing the truth of our society.
Uplift, Celebrate, and Expand with Black Men in Opera
Eric McKeever of Black Men in Opera join Kristian and Quo for a lively discussion about history, representation, and celebration.
Kristian and Quo have a conversation to dismantle the assumptions around the work and capability of women in society and in the arts.
The Women Who Guide Us
Kristian and Quo go live to celebrate the women in their lives and uplift the irreplaceable power of women. Join the conversation!
Black History All Day, Every Day
Kristian and Quo go live to share about the importance of Black History Month and ways to truly honor and uplift communities. Bring your experiences and join the conversation!
Commanding the Opera Narrative with Black Women in Opera
Kristian and Quo are joined by Renee Ombaba for an honest, refreshing, and uplifting conversation about creating paths, truth-telling, and Black Women in Opera.