Interview with Kate Campbell, Professional Opera Singer, Metropolitan Opera

Abstract/Description: Kate Campbell, professional opera singer at the Metropolitan Opera, was interviewed by Naomi Campbell on January 31, 2022, for the Collecting These Times oral history project. Kate Campbell, who lives in Closter, New Jersey, discusses being unemployed from the Met for 18 months, moving from Harlem to the suburbs, the challenges of an interracial family, seeking Jewish connection in suburbs but finding it difficult during pandemic, the emotional and financial stress from pandemic, and returning to work and commuting. She also speaks about the silver linings in family life and suburban life, and ends with a plea to support the arts going forward.