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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Oct 29, 2015
OPERA America Announces National Opera Week 2015

Opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will host over 140 events over one week in their communities.

Aug 25, 2015
OPERA America Launches National Opera Teacher and Educator Source

New online platform showcases exemplary K–12 opera learning materials from North American opera companies.

Aug 11, 2015
Details Announced for OPERA America’s Onstage at the Opera Center 2015–2016 Season

A series of public performances and discussions featuring Joyce DiDonato, Carlisle Floyd, Jake Heggie, Jennifer Higdon and Sondra...

May 01, 2015
OPERA America Announces Details for Opera Conference 2015: Increasing Civic Impact

Opera field converges in Washington, D.C., for conference with more than 500 industry leaders.

Apr 23, 2015
OPERA America Awards $300,000 in Grants to Nine Opera Companies

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

Apr 14, 2015
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 05, 2015
OPERA America Announces the Dedication of Marc A. Scorca Hall

Audition Recital Hall renamed in honor of President/CEO Marc A. Scorca’s 25th anniversary.

Feb 15, 2015
OPERA America Announces Recipients of The Opera Fund: Audience Development Grants

Eleven opera companies receive a total of $150,000 to engage audiences in new American opera.

Jan 26, 2015
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.

Jan 21, 2015
OPERA America’s Spring 2015 Public Events Season Kicks Off With Legendary Baritone Sherrill Milnes

Additional highlights include new works performances and conversations with Stephen Lord and David Daniels.

Jan 13, 2015
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

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