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OPERA America is dedicated to supporting the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

The association provides members with an array of publications and online resources, regional workshops, an annual conference and network-specific services such as conference calls, listservs and direct contact with staff with expertise in opera production, administration and education. OPERA America provides members with tools to maximize the effectiveness of financial and human resources, expand the scope of repertoire and programs, and extend their reach to new and diverse audiences.

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Web Site:http://www.aopopera.org
Phone:718-398-4024
Fax:718-398-3489
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/americanoperaprojects
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YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanOperaProject
Address:138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
American Opera Projects
Budget Level: 4

AOP's mission is to identify, develop and present new and innovative works of music theater by emerging and established artists and to engage our audiences in an immersive, transformative theatrical experience.


AOP (American Opera Projects, Inc.) is a driving force behind the revitalization of contemporary opera and musical theater in the United States through its exclusive devotion to creating, developing, and presenting new American opera and music theatre projects.


Founded in 1988 by Artistic Director (1988-2001) Grethe Barrett Holby, AOP has commissioned new works from some of this country’s most talented composers and librettists, and steers projects through from initial conception to final production.


AOP developed productions have appeared at the Lincoln Center Festival, London’s Royal Opera House, New York City Opera, the Fort Worth Opera Festival, Skirball Center at NYU, the Guggenheim Museum, Symphony Space, the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, The Goethe Institute, Berlin’s Stükke Theater and Max Kade Auditorium, Aleksander Fredro Teatr in Poland, the Ensemble Theater am Petersplatz in Vienna, TADA! Children’s theater, The Center for Jewish History, 1794 Meeting House, the Daryl Roth 2 Theatre, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and at many out-of-doors performances sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation.


AOP is a member of OPERA America, Fort Greene Association, the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance, the New York Opera Alliance, and Alliance of Resident Theatres/ New York (A.R.T./NY). American Opera Projects is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

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Charles  JardenGeneral Director
Matthew  GrayProducing Manager
Matthew GrayProducing Director
Laura KaminskyComposer-in-Residence
Annie TroyDevelopment Director
TitleComposerOpening Night
The Summer KingSonenbergSaturday, May 12, 2018
Six Twenty OutrageousDavisFriday, February 9, 2018
The Echo DriftKarlssonWednesday, January 10, 2018
Three WayPatersonThursday, June 15, 2017
As OneKaminskyFriday, September 5, 2014
This is the rill speakingHoibySaturday, April 26, 2008
Unruly HorsesVysotskySunday, January 20, 2008
Heart of DarknessO'ReganFriday, November 9, 2007
RomulusKarchinSaturday, May 5, 2007
DarklingWeismanThursday, February 2, 2006
Before Night FallsMartinSunday, May 1, 2005
Lost ChildhoodHamerSunday, May 1, 2005
Tone TestBrookeThursday, July 1, 2004
The Upside Down BoyAmigoWednesday, October 1, 2003
A Hunger ArtistHorneWednesday, October 1, 2003
A Hunger ArtistHorneWednesday, October 1, 2003
Tone TestBrookeWednesday, October 1, 2003
Tone TestBrookeWednesday, October 1, 2003
Marina: A Captive SpiritDrattellThursday, May 1, 2003
The Bridge of San Luis ReyKimperMonday, March 3, 2003
The Upside Down BoyAmigoMonday, March 3, 2003
The Bridge of San Luis ReyKimperSunday, February 2, 2003
The Upside Down BoyAmigoSunday, February 2, 2003
FireworksBrazeltonTuesday, July 2, 2002
Sir Gawain and the Green KnightPeasleeFriday, November 2, 2001
Sir Gawain and the Green KnightPeasleeWednesday, October 10, 2001
Lost ChildhoodHamerTuesday, April 4, 2000
Flurry TaleMageeSunday, December 12, 1999
Patience and SarahKimperTuesday, July 7, 1998
Memoirs of Uliana RooneyFineThursday, August 8, 1996
Patience and SarahKimperThursday, June 6, 1996
Memoirs of Uliana RooneyFineSunday, May 5, 1996
Patience and SarahKimperTuesday, October 10, 1995
Patience and SarahKimperMonday, May 1, 1995
Séance on a Wet AfternoonSchwartz 
Ashes & SnowCuomo 
The Summer KingSonenberg 
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