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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Nov 14, 2018
OPERA America Selects Finalists of the 2019 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase

Four teams of up-and-coming directors and designers to present to field leaders at Opera Conference 2019.

Oct 26, 2018
OPERA America Announces 10th Annual National Opera Week 2018

Opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will host nearly 150 events over one week in their communities.

Sep 20, 2018
Details Announced for OPERA America’s Onstage at the Opera Center 2018–2019 Season

A series of public performances and discussions featuring Ryan Speedo Green, Greer Grimsley, Laura Kaminsky, Paul Moravec, and Gregory...

Aug 02, 2018
OPERA America Welcomes 10 New Members to its Board Of Directors

10 new board members and 4 re-elected board members drawn from across the country and across the field.

Jul 10, 2018
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants

OPERA America awards $98,000 in support the creation of new operas by women who compose for trained voice and instrumental ensemble.

Jun 11, 2018
OPERA America Announces Details for Opera Conference 2018: Lifting Many Voices

Opera field converges in St. Louis for conference featuring keynote speaker, John Adams.

Apr 20, 2018
OPERA America Announces Recipients of 2018 Innovation Grants

A total of $1.2 million awarded to 20 companies to foster innovation and field-wide learning.

Mar 18, 2018
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Opera Grants for Female Composers: Discovery Grants

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

Jan 30, 2018
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Its 2018 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

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

Jan 04, 2018
Inaugural Participants Selected for OPERA America's Mentorship Program for Women

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