Press Room

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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Dec 11, 2019
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Repertoire Development Grants

OPERA America awards $220,000 to seven companies to develop new American operas.

Nov 25, 2019
OPERA America Awards First-Ever IDEA Opera Grants for 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.

Oct 23, 2019
OPERA America Kicks Off Nationwide Celebration of 50 Years of Opera’s Progress in America

OPERA America unites the field behind a national #meetopera campaign, and launches new initiatives and events.

Jun 10, 2019
OPERA America Announces Six Recipients of Opera Grants For Female Composers: Commissioning Grants

OPERA America awards $100,000 in support the creation of new operas by women who compose for trained voice and instrumental ensemble.

Jun 03, 2019
OPERA America Calls for Innovation at Opera Conference 2019

Opera field converges in San Francisco for a sold-out conference on themes of Examining Traditions, Exploring Business Innovation, and...

May 24, 2019
Call for IDEA Opera Grants Applications — Composers and Librettists of Color

OPERA America’s newest grant program, IDEA Opera Grants (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access), is now accepting applications.

Apr 10, 2019
OPERA America Announces Recipients of 2019 Innovation Grants

A total of $1.4 million awarded to 18 companies to foster innovation and field-wide learning.

Apr 01, 2019
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Opera Grants for Female Composers: Discovery Grants

Seven composers awarded Discovery Grants totaling $100,000 for the development of new works.

Mar 27, 2019
Participants Selected for the Women’s Opera Network Mentorship Program

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

Feb 15, 2019
OPERA America Announces Recipients of its New Civic Practice Grants

A total of $180,000 awarded to seven companies to develop new or deeper relationships within their communities.

Feb 06, 2019
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Its 2019 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

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

Jan 15, 2019
OPERA America Selects 16 Participants from the U.S., Canada and Latin America for its 2019 Leadership Intensive Program

Future industry leaders chosen for potential to make significant contributions to the opera field.

Jan 08, 2019
OPERA America to Launch New Grant Initiative for Composers and Librettists of Color

OPERA America announces newest grant program, IDEA Opera Grants (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access).