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 20, 2016
OPERA America Selects Finalists of the 2017 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase

Three teams of up-and-coming directors and designers to present to field leaders at Opera Conference 2017.

Nov 29, 2016
OPERA America Launches Civic Action Group

A two-year initiative to increase opera companies’ capacity for strengthening communities.

Nov 02, 2016
OPERA America Launches Innovation Grants

A new grant program that provides $1.5 million annually to foster innovation and field-wide learning.

Oct 27, 2016
OPERA America Announces National Opera Week 2016

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

Sep 07, 2016
Details Announced for OPERA America’s Onstage at the Opera Center 2016–2017 Season

A series of public performances and discussions featuring Matthew Aucoin, Jamie Barton, William Bolcom, Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson...

Jul 26, 2016
OPERA America Selects 14 Participants from the U.S., Canada and Latin America for its 2016 Leadership Intensive Program

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

Jun 30, 2016
Timothy O’Leary Elected Chairman of OPERA America Board of Directors

8 new board members and 3 re-elected board members drawn from across the country and across the field.

May 12, 2016
OPERA America Announces Details for Opera Conference 2016: Global Strategies/Local Actions

Opera field converges in Montreal for conference with more than 500 industry leaders.

Apr 21, 2016
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Opera Grants for Female Composers

Seven composers and seven opera companies awarded a total of $200,000 in support of new works by women.

Apr 14, 2016
OPERA America Announces Recipients of The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development Grants

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

Apr 05, 2016
OPERA America Awards $300,000 in Grants to Eight Opera Companies

Building Opera Audiences Grants encourage experimental, innovative and creative audience-building activities.

Jan 26, 2016
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

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

Jan 11, 2016
Four New Works, One Night Only: New Opera Showcase

An evening of new operas by Stewart Copeland, Hannah Lash, Bright Sheng and Sheila Silver.

Jan 05, 2016
President/CEO Marc A. Scorca to Lead OPERA America Through 2026

Board of Directors unanimously approves 10-year contract extension for trailblazing opera executive.