Articles written by Marc A. Scorca
President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on Opera Conference 2023 and arts advocacy issues.
The Human Dimension
OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on the field's human dimension.
A New Deal for Opera Companies, Staff, and Singers
Reflections from OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca
Grateful to Convene and Continue Our Journey
OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on Opera Conference 2022.
Why Opera Is More Important Than Ever
President/CEO Marc A. Scorca looks ahead to Opera Conference 2022.
The Need for Improvisation
OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on how companies and artists have adapted to uncertainty.
A Fitting Tribute
President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on the legacy of Carlisle Floyd.
A Q&A with Khori Dastoor, Houston Grand Opera's incoming general director
The Two Hats of Board Members
The two roles of board members — and the uncomfortable place of staff in between.
Celebrations and Challenges
Marc A. Scorca on the return to live performances this summer.
Return to Gathering: Fresh Starts
Q&A: Opera company leaders share strategies for live performances
The Power to Heal
Marc A. Scorca on opera’s role in recovery, healing, and connection.
Board Giving: Minimums or Not?
The advantages and disadvantages of having a required minimum contribution for board members.
2021: New Hope, New Responsibilities
Marc A. Scorca on events in D.C. and the latest COVID relief plan
Two M.D.s tell Marc Scorca how opera companies should grapple with COVID-19.
Lessons from the Crisis
OPERA America President/CEO reflects on an unprecedented fall season and how opera companies have responded to the COVID crisis.
Focus on Motown
Marc A. Scorca speaks with Yuval Sharon, the newly appointed artistic director of Michigan Opera Theatre, and Wayne S. Brown, MOT's...
What’s the Right Size?
Marc A. Scorca discusses the benefits of large and small boards, and what is the right size for your company.
The Art of Civic Practice
Marc Scorca interviews theater director, writer, producer, and community activist Mark Valdez.
A Life in Opera: Q&A with Charles MacKay
Marc A. Scorca interviews former Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles MacKay about his career in opera and his lifelong love of the...
Transitioning to a New Role
Marc A. Scorca discusses the role of trustees in hiring, welcoming, and orienting new general directors.
From the Hosts of the World Opera Forum
Ignacio García Belenguer (Teatro Real, Madrid), Nicholas Payne (Opera Europa), and Marc A. Scorca (OPERA America) welcome the...
World Opera Forum: Summary Remarks
Marc A. Scorca, president and CEO of OPERA America, offers his reflections on the discourse and experience of four days at the World...
Jessye Norman’s Next Act
Jessye Norman has embarked on a multiyear multimedia project honoring and pioneering African American singer Sissieretta Jones...
Three experts in equity, diversity, and inclusion - Roberto Bedoya, Mark Kent and Melanie Powell-Robinson - talk about the impediments...
A conversation with composer/trumpeter Terence Blanchard.
OPERA America's Commitment to Anti-Harassment
Fostering an industry-wide work environment that is conducive to our highest goal – to honor our shared humanity.
Out of Russia
A conversation with Lidiya Yankovskaya
Learning Curves: A Conversation with David McIntosh
David McIntosh, founder and president of Creative Business Breakthroughs talks with Marc A. Scorca about how organizations — opera...
The Human Connection
A conversation with Timothy O'Leary
National Opera Week and the State of the Field
Over recent months, companies have navigated numerous obstacles to bring exciting performances by outstanding artists to appreciative...
San Diego Opera and Issues in the Field
The ongoing effort to save the company has sparked an intense national debate about opera’s capacity to thrive in the 21st century.