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OPERA America issues press releases to announce new initiatives, grant and award recipients, and other news about the organization and opera field.

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Sep 09, 2021
OPERA America Launches 2021–2022 Year with New Board Leadership and Structure

Carol F. Henry elected chair of OPERA America; National Councils promise greater diversity and inclusion

Aug 11, 2021
OPERA America Announces 13 Participants for Its 2021 Leadership Intensive Program

Encouraging the field’s most promising administrators who will help move opera forward for years to come.

Jul 29, 2021
Three Protégé-Mentor Teams Selected for OPERA America's 2021 Mentorship Program for Women Administrators

An opportunity for promising opera administrators to be paired with industry leaders

Jul 26, 2021
OPERA America Selects Participants of the Inaugural Mentorship Program for Opera Leaders of Color

Providing mentorship opportunities for BIPOC professionals

Jun 11, 2021
OPERA America Awards $36,650 in Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors

To advance gender parity in the field by incentivizing opera companies to hire women for key artistic leadership roles.

Jun 08, 2021
OPERA America Waives Dues in 2022 for All Organizational and Artist Members

OPERA America is pleased to announce a dues waiver for fiscal year 2022 for all current organizational members and individual artist...

May 27, 2021
OPERA America Names First Recipient of the Campbell Opera Librettist Prize

The first award recognizing the work of the opera librettist, conceived and funded by librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell.

May 20, 2021
OPERA America Awards $100,000 in Discovery Grants to Support Seven New Works by Women Composers

2021 Discovery Grants from the Opera Grants for Women Composers program.

May 18, 2021
OPERA America Awards $180,000 in Civic Practice Grants to Eight Professional Company Members

To develop new or deeper relationships within their communities

Apr 29, 2021
OPERA America Selects Four Teams for the Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Prize

Bringing new creative talent to opera stages

Apr 07, 2021
OPERA America Hosts Backstage Brunch Benefiting The Mentorship Program For Women Administrators

Benefiting The Mentorship Program For Women Administrators

Feb 25, 2021
OPERA America Awards IDEA Opera Grants to Support Two New Works by Composers and Librettists of Color

OPERA America awards grants designed to support and promote new works by the most promising composers and librettists of color.

Feb 10, 2021
OPERA America Launches Opera Grants for Female Stage Directors and Conductors

To Advance Gender Parity in Artistic Leadership Roles

Jan 07, 2021
OPERA America Awards First-Ever IDEA Opera Residencies

Encouraging the development of new-to-opera BIPOC creators.