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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 23, 2013
OPERA America Launches New Grant Program for Female Composers

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

Dec 23, 2013
OPERA America Announces Recipients of The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development Grants

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

Oct 25, 2013
OPERA America Announces National Opera Week 2013

More than 125 companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate opera in their communities.

Aug 23, 2013
New York Opera Alliance Announces Premiere Event

A wide cross-section of NYOA’s participating organizations will present a program of arias and excerpts in all of the different musical...

Aug 14, 2013
OPERA America Honored with Induction into American Classical Music Hall Of Fame

Since 1970, OPERA America’s services and scope have increased exponentially as the organization facilitates the development of a...

Jun 25, 2013
OPERA America Welcomes Four New Members to its Board of Directors and Re-Elects Seven Current Members

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

May 02, 2013
Over 400 Opera Professionals to Convene for OPERA America’s Opera Conference 2013: Opera Out of Bounds

Opera field converges in Vancouver for conference with over 400 industry leaders.

Apr 30, 2013
OPERA America Awards $300,000 in Grants to Thirteen Opera Companies

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

Apr 15, 2013
OPERA America Announces the Launch of the New York Opera Alliance

A coalition of New York City companies and producers join forces to represent opera’s local diversity.

Apr 01, 2013
OPERA America Selects Participants for 2013 Leadership Intensive Program

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

Jan 22, 2013
OPERA America Awards Grants to Opera Organizations and Artists

10 opera companies received The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development grants and 4 teams of artists win the Robert L.B. Tobin...

Jan 08, 2013
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Its 2013 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

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