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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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Oct 26, 2020
OPERA America Announces Ten Inductees to the Newly Formed Opera Hall Of Fame

Recognizing the achievements of outstanding living American artists, administrators, and advocates in opera.

Sep 01, 2020
OPERA America Awards Total of $980,000 in Innovation Grants to 13 Member Companies

2020 Innovation Grants enable organizations to increase their commitment to experimentation and innovation, as well as contribute to...

Jul 27, 2020
OPERA America to Launch the Campbell Opera Librettist Prize

The Campbell Opera Librettist Prize is the first and only award recognizing the work of the opera librettist, conceived and funded by...

Jul 16, 2020
Nine Companies Awarded Total of $100,000 in Commissioning Grants from OPERA America’s Opera Grants For Female Composers

OPERA America awards $100,000 in support the creation of new operas by women who bring the creative perspectives, experiences, and...

May 19, 2020
OPERA America Helps Opera Companies and Artists Remain United and Informed

OPERA America announces dues waiver for FY2021 thanks to the generous support of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

May 15, 2020
OPERA America Invites Entire Field to a 50th Anniversary Toast as Part of Opera Conference Online

OPERA America announces dues waiver for FY2021 thanks to the generous support of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

Mar 26, 2020
Seven Composers Receive Total of $100,000 in Discovery Grants from OPERA America’s Opera Grants For Female Composers

OPERA America announces the recipients of the 2020 Discovery Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program.

Feb 13, 2020
Three Protégé-Mentor Teams Selected for OPERA America’s 2020 Mentorship Program for Women

OPERA America announces three pairs of protégés and mentors selected for the organization’s Mentorship Program for Women.

Jan 21, 2020
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Its 2020 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

Six trustees honored from opera companies across the country for their leadership and generosity.

Jan 07, 2020
OPERA America Selects 15 Participants for Its 2020 Leadership Intensive Program

OPERA America announces the 15 participants from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America who have been selected for its...