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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 02, 2014
OPERA America Selects Finalists of the 2015 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase

Four teams of up-and-coming directors and designers to present to field leaders at Opera Conference 2015.

Nov 17, 2014
OPERA America Renews Hugely Successful Grant Program for Female Composers

Discovery Grants identify, support and advance the work of female opera composers.

Nov 04, 2014
National Opera Week 2014 Breaks Records

More than 200 companies, schools and organizations across North America celebrated opera in their communities.

Oct 23, 2014
OPERA America Announces National Opera Week 2014

More than 160 companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate opera in their communities.

Sep 25, 2014
OPERA America Celebrates the Second Anniversary of the National Opera Center with Special Events

William Bolcom, Joan Morris, Amy Burton, and John Musto featured in Double Date Cabaret, plus an Open House, New York Opera Alliance...

Jul 21, 2014
OPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to its Board of Directors and Re-Elects Six Current Members

7 new board members and 6 re-elected board members drawn from across the country and across the field.

Jun 16, 2014
Record-Setting Attendance for OPERA America’s Opera Conference 2014: Audiences Reimagined

Opera field converges in San Francisco for conference with all-time registration from industry leaders.

May 20, 2014
OPERA America Selects Participants for 2014 Leadership Intensive Program

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

Apr 29, 2014
OPERA America Awards $300,000 in Grants to Seven Opera Companies

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

Apr 01, 2014
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 29, 2014
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Its 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

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