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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.

Artists Lounge & Canteen | Business Center | Catering Kitchen | Libraries | Listening Stations
OPERA America Staff/Administration | Production Exhibit Galleries | Media Control Room
Pianos tuned weekly | WiFi throughout facility
OPERA America members have priority access to National Opera Center spaces and enjoy the highest discounted rates.

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The Audition Recital Hall is an acoustically excellent space specifically designed for the operatic voice. Every rental of the Audition Recital Hall includes the use of the attached Green Room. In addition to opera auditions and recitals, this space is perfectly suited for a variety of chamber performances, classes, meetings, special events and rehearsals.
21.2 ft x 55.3 ft (1172.36 sqft) with 20 ft ceiling
Wings/Backstage space
Recording ready
Adjustable acoustic panels
Wood floor
Platform stage
Flexible seating
Seats up to 75
7-foot Yamaha grand piano
Theatrical lighting system
Video projection system, including motorized screen
Audio and video tie lines to attached control room for recording and streaming
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request
The Rehearsal Hall is specifically designed for the rehearsal needs of opera. In addition to staging and ensemble rehearsals, the space is perfectly suited for a variety of classes, workshops, meetings and special events, as well as opera auditions and music performances.
23.7 ft x 48.5 ft (1149.45 sqft) with 11 ft ceiling
Mirrors available on request
Acoustic panels
Wood floor
Seats up to 50
Flexible seating
5-foot Yamaha baby grand piano
Incandescent & fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request
The Learning Center is a large ensemble room equipped with interactive, multimedia components for presentations, lectures and teacher workshops. This space is also suitable for co-production meetings and design presentations, as well as ensemble rehearsals and practice sessions for artists.
27 ft x 22.3 ft (602.1 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Two walls of windows
Wood floor
Seats up to 35
Flexible seating
Upright Yamaha piano
Natural & fluorescent lighting
Smart Board interactive touch screen projection system
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request
Studio 701 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a new rehearsal piano that is tuned weekly. Studio 701 is attached to the media suite, making it ideal for producing audio recordings or as a soundproof practice space. (Additional recording fees apply.)
17.25 ft x12.5 ft (215.625 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Mirrors
Wood floor
5-foot Yamaha baby grand piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Studio 703 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a new rehearsal piano that is tuned weekly. This space is ideal for practice and coaching sessions for artists, as well as co-production meetings and design presentations.
10 ft × 15.25 ft (152.5 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Mirrors
Wood floor
Upright Yamaha piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Audio/visual equipment available by request
Studio 705 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a new rehearsal piano that is tuned weekly. The operable windows make this space ideal for co-production meetings and design presentations, as well as practice and coaching sessions for artists.
8.25 ft × 14.25 ft (117.5625 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Mirrors
Wood floor
Upright Yamaha piano
Natural & fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Audio/visual equipment available by request
Studio 706 is a large ensemble room perfect for practice and coaching sessions for ensembles and individual artists. It is also suitable for co-production meetings and design presentations. It comes with a new, high-quality piano that is tuned weekly.
16.5 ft × 15 ft (247.5 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Mirrors
Wood floor
5-foot Yamaha baby grand piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Audio/visual equipment available by request
Studio 710 is an ensemble room perfect for practice and coaching sessions for ensembles and individual artists. It is also suitable for co-production meetings and design presentations. It comes with a new, high-quality piano that is tuned weekly.
15.25 ft × 13.6 ft (207.4 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
Upright Yamaha piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Audio/visual equipment available by request
Studio 711 is an ensemble room perfect for practice and coaching sessions for ensembles and individual artists. The operable windows make this space ideal for co-production meetings and design presentations. It comes with a new, high-quality piano that is tuned weekly.
15.25 ft × 17.4 ft (265.35 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
5-foot Yamaha baby grand piano
Natural & fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Audio/visual equipment available by request
Studio 712 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a new rehearsal piano that is tuned weekly. The operable windows make this space ideal for co-production meetings and design presentations, as well as practice and coaching sessions for artists.
14 ft × 13.4 ft (187.6 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
Upright Yamaha piano
Natural & fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Audio/visual equipment available by request
Studio 801 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a new rehearsal piano that is tuned weekly. This space is ideal for practice and coaching sessions for artists, as well as co-production meetings and design presentations.
11 ft × 10 ft (110 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
Upright Yamaha piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Audio/visual equipment available by request
Studio 802 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a new rehearsal piano that is tuned weekly. This space is ideal for practice and coaching sessions for artists, as well as co-production meetings and design presentations.
11.2 ft × 10.7 ft (119.84 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
Upright Yamaha piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Audio/visual equipment available by request
Studio 803 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a new rehearsal piano that is tuned weekly. This space is ideal for practice and coaching sessions for artists, as well as co-production meetings and design presentations.
10.1 ft × 8.8 ft (88.88 sqft) with 10 ft ceiling
Vinyl tile
Yamaha AvantGrand hybrid piano (acoustic piano may be substituted upon request)
Fluorescent lighting
Acoustic panels
Telephone in space
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Audio/visual equipment available by request

Spring 2014 Magazine Issue
  • From Gold Rush to Google
  • Before, After and During Opera Conference 2014
  • OPERA America's New Works Forum Expands and Explores
Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
Info@operaamerica.orgDirections
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.