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Articles written by Marc A. Scorca

Apr 30, 2024
Why I’m Optimistic About the Year Ahead

Marc A. Scorca acknowledges the challenges yet remains optimistic about the year ahead for companies and artists.

Apr 01, 2024
Marc A. Scorca: Global Conversation

President/CEO Marc A. Scorca looks ahead to this year's World Opera Forum

Dec 06, 2023
Marc A. Scorca: Accelerated Change

President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on the wealth of contemporary works on opera stages and looks forward to Opera Conference 2024...

Oct 01, 2023
Progress Amidst Uncertainty

Marc A. Scorca acknowledges the challenges and uncertainty facing opera but points to promising data about new audiences.

Sep 13, 2023
Marc A. Scorca: The Dynamics of Progress

President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on promising trends amid uncertainty.

Jul 08, 2023
Marc A. Scorca: The Field, Energized

President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on Opera Conference 2023 and looks forward to next year's convening.

Mar 30, 2023
Standing Together

President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on Opera Conference 2023 and arts advocacy issues.

Jan 25, 2023
The Human Dimension

OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on the field's human dimension.

Oct 15, 2022
A New Deal for Opera Companies, Staff, and Singers

Reflections from OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca

Jul 30, 2022
Grateful to Convene and Continue Our Journey

OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on Opera Conference 2022.

Apr 20, 2022
Why Opera Is More Important Than Ever

President/CEO Marc A. Scorca looks ahead to Opera Conference 2022.

Jan 21, 2022
The Need for Improvisation

OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on how companies and artists have adapted to uncertainty.

Oct 20, 2021

A Q&A with Khori Dastoor, Houston Grand Opera's incoming general director

Oct 17, 2021
A Fitting Tribute

President/CEO Marc A. Scorca reflects on the legacy of Carlisle Floyd.

Oct 11, 2021
The Two Hats of Board Members

The two roles of board members — and the uncomfortable place of staff in between.

Jul 19, 2021
Return to Gathering: Fresh Starts

Q&A: Opera company leaders share strategies for live performances

Jul 16, 2021
Celebrations and Challenges

Marc A. Scorca on the return to live performances this summer.

May 12, 2021
The Power to Heal

Marc A. Scorca on opera’s role in recovery, healing, and connection.

Apr 26, 2021
Board Giving: Minimums or Not?

The advantages and disadvantages of having a required minimum contribution for board members.

Feb 04, 2021
Doctors' Orders

Two M.D.s tell Marc Scorca how opera companies should grapple with COVID-19.

Jan 31, 2021
2021: New Hope, New Responsibilities

Marc A. Scorca on events in D.C. and the latest COVID relief plan

Nov 13, 2020
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...

Nov 10, 2020
Lessons from the Crisis

OPERA America President/CEO reflects on an unprecedented fall season and how opera companies have responded to the COVID crisis.

May 01, 2020
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.

Apr 04, 2020
The Art of Civic Practice

Marc Scorca interviews theater director, writer, producer, and community activist Mark Valdez.

Jan 04, 2020
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...

Sep 15, 2019
Transitioning to a New Role

Marc A. Scorca discusses the role of trustees in hiring, welcoming, and orienting new general directors.

Jun 01, 2019
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...

Jun 01, 2019
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...

Apr 04, 2019
Jessye Norman’s Next Act

Jessye Norman has embarked on a multiyear multimedia project honoring and pioneering African American singer Sissieretta Jones...

Oct 04, 2018
Invisible Barriers

Three experts in equity, diversity, and inclusion - Roberto Bedoya, Mark Kent and Melanie Powell-Robinson - talk about the impediments...

Apr 04, 2018

A conversation with composer/trumpeter Terence Blanchard.

Mar 15, 2018
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.

Oct 04, 2017
Out of Russia

A conversation with Lidiya Yankovskaya

Apr 04, 2017
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...

Jan 05, 2017
The Human Connection

A conversation with Timothy O'Leary

Oct 31, 2014
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...

May 20, 2014
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.