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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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Dec 13, 2017
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Repertoire Development Grants

OPERA America awards $225,000 to eleven companies to develop new American operas.

Oct 27, 2017
OPERA America Announces National Opera Week 2017

Opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will host nearly 200 events over one week in their communities.

Sep 11, 2017
Details Announced for OPERA America’s Onstage at the Opera Center 2017–2018 Season

A series of public performances and discussions featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo, Michael Fabiano, Angela Meade, Paul Moravec, Ailyn...

Jul 31, 2017
OPERA America Announces 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.

Jul 19, 2017
OPERA America Selects 13 Participants from the U.S., Canada and Latin America for its 2017 Leadership Intensive Program

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

Jun 22, 2017
OPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to its Board Of Directors

7 new board members and 5 re-elected board members drawn from across the country and across the field.

Jun 01, 2017
OPERA America Announces Recipients of 2017 Innovation Grants

A total of $1.4 million awarded to 27 companies to foster innovation and field-wide learning.

May 30, 2017
Women Take Opera’s Center Stage

OPERA America announces projects to advance the work of female composers and administrators, including Discovery Grants, a new song...

Apr 28, 2017
OPERA America Announces Details for Opera Conference 2017: Creating Collaborative Change

Opera field converges in Dallas for conference featuring bass-baritone, Ryan Speedo Green.

Mar 02, 2017
OPERA America Announces Recipients of the Opera Fund: Audience Development Grants

Ten opera companies receive a total of $160,000 to engage audiences in new American opera.

Jan 27, 2017
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Its 2017 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

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

Jan 05, 2017
OPERA America Announces Details of the New Opera Showcase

An evening of new operas by Wang Jie, Michelle DiBucci, Rene Orth and Jason Kim, Randall Eng and Donna Di Novelli, Julian Grant and...