New York City is home to the nation’s largest concentration of performing and creative artists, professional training institutions and music businesses. A majority of OPERA America’s Professional Company Members hold or attend auditions in New York City annually, and opera leaders from Europe and around the world are regular visitors.
In response to the pressing need for appropriate space in New York by members who suffered from the lack of good audition and work facilities in the city, OPERA America created the National Opera Center. The Opera Center serves many functions that support the artistic and economic vitality of the field by providing its constituents with a range and level of services never before possible.
The National Opera Center occupies two floors at 330 Seventh Avenue, between 28th and 29th Streets, in New York City. Located in midtown Manhattan, just blocks from 10 subway lines, Amtrak, regional trains and airport shuttles, it is easily accessible to New Yorkers and visitors alike.
National Opera Center photos by Jeff McCrum.
- Acoustically excellent Audition Recital Hall
- Large, versatile Rehearsal Hall
- Learning Center for professional development and public education activities
- Studios with pianos that are tuned weekly
- Score, recording, research and video libraries
- Business Center for use by OPERA America members
- Production exhibit galleries
- Listening stations
- Board room
- Conference room
- Catering kitchen
- OPERA America Staff/Administration
- Artists lounge
- Artists canteen