Exclusive Ambassador Travel
Become an OPERA America Ambassador Circle member and receive invitations for U.S. and international group travel featuring performances, lectures, panel discussions and special events with artists and fellow patrons.

OPERA America’s Ambassador trips are a popular way to see new and interesting productions while exchanging ideas and sharing passions with trustees and patrons from opera companies across the country. The Ambassador travel program also provides the opportunity to make new friends and renew acquaintances among opera fans like you.

These exclusive travel opportunities are offered to donors who make an annual gift to OPERA America starting at $500.

To learn more about upcoming travel or to register for a trip, contact Dan Cooperman, director of development, at DCooperman@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5266.

2018 Weekend Travel
For Ambassador Designates ($500) and above
National Trustee Weekend
New York City | February 21–24, 2018
Gather with opera trustees and patrons from across the country for exquisite receptions, a museum tour, the National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards Dinner and stunning performances, including Rossini’s Semiramide and Claire van Kampen’s new play Farinelli and the King, about the renowned 18th-century Italian castrato.

Opera Conference Weekend
St. Louis | June 20–23, 2018
Register by June 8, 2018
Download the trip itinerary and registration.
Join OPERA America and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis at Opera Conference 2018 with presentations from the great American composer John Adams and other field leaders, special receptions and dinners, and festival performances in the Gateway City. Evenings feature Verdi’s La traviata and Gluck’s Orfeo and Euridice alongside Marc Blitzstein’s rarely performed Regina, as well as the closing performance of Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang’s world premiere, An American Soldier.

2018 Extended Travel
For Ambassadors ($1,000) and above
Opera in Bavaria
Munich and Bayreuth | July 24 – August 4, 2018
In partnership with Act 1 Tours
Register by April 2, 2018
Download the trip itinerary and registration.
Head to the homeland of German tradition for two of Europe’s most famous opera festivals. The tour begins in Bavaria’s capital with the historic Munich Opera Festival. Jonas Kaufmann and Nina Stemme star in Wagner’s Parsifal and Diana Damrau takes the lead in La traviata, alongside new productions of Verdi’s The Sicilian Vespers, Janáĉek’s From the House of the Dead and Haydn’s Orlando Paladino. Travelers may choose to extend their trip north into the Upper Franconian countryside for the renowned Bayreuth Festival, with performances of Jan Philipp Gloger’s The Flying Dutchman and the festival’s new production of Lohengrin directed by Yuval Sharon, artistic director of The Industry and OPERA America board member.

National Trustee Weekend New York | February 21–23, 2019
Opera Conference Weekend San Francisco | June 12–14, 2019
*Programs and dates subject to change.
Ambassador Circle
Join a group of dedicated opera lovers, patrons, artists, administrators and trustees with a generous gift of $500 or more and provide the foundation for OPERA America’s core service to the national opera field.

Benefits includes OPERA America membership, travel and special events. Learn more at operaamerica.org/Support or call 646.699.5266.
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