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 26, 2012
OPERA America Announces National Opera Week 2012

Nearly 100 companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate opera in their communities.

Sep 18, 2012
OPERA America to Release the OPERA America Songbook

47 new songs commissioned from the nation’s leading composers celebrate the opening of the National Opera Center.

Sep 11, 2012
OPERA America to Open the National Opera Center

Custom-designed, state-of-the-art facility provides a national hub for the world of opera.

Aug 13, 2012
Frayda B. Lindemann, Ph.D. Begins Term as Chairman of OPERA America’s Board of Directors

8 new board members and 2 re-elected board members drawn from across the country and across the field.

Jun 04, 2012
Over 500 Opera Professionals to Convene for OPERA America’s Opera Conference 2012: Creative Resurgence

Opera field converges in Philadelphia for conference with over 500 industry leaders.

Apr 01, 2012
OPERA America Chooses Participants for 2012 Leadership Intensive Program

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

Mar 14, 2012
OPERA America To Convene Field This Fall at New Works Forum

Four-day program to feature facilitated discussion and case studies with industry leaders and performers of new opera.

Jan 23, 2012
OPERA America Announces Recipients of Its 2012 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

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

Jan 06, 2012
OPERA America Awards The Opera Fund: Audience Development Grants

Sixteen opera companies receive a total of nearly $200,000 to engage audiences in new American opera.