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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Jan 23, 2009
OPERA America Creates New Honors Initiative: National Opera Trustee Recognition Program

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

Dec 19, 2008
OPERA America Announces Opera Fund Director-Designer Showcase Finalists

Four teams of up-and-coming directors and designers to present to field leaders at Opera Conference 2009.

Nov 11, 2008
OPERA America Announces Upcoming Making Connections Sessions

Four workshops feature networking opportunities and advice for upcoming opera professionals.

Aug 06, 2008
OPERA America Announces 2009-2010 Season of Online Learning Courses

Twelve professional companies form partnership in ongoing national effort to inform audiences.

Aug 06, 2008
OPERA America Announces 2008 Opera Fund Grant Guidelines and Launches New Director-Designer Showcase

$200,000 in grants to be distributed through two programs.

Jun 13, 2008
Houston Grand Opera General Director Anthony Freud Elected Chairman of OPERA America

Four new board members drawn from across the country and across the field.

Jun 09, 2008
OPERA America Annual Conference Convenes Field Leadership in Denver June 10-14

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Research Project will be featured as an important highlight of the program.

Feb 15, 2008
OPERA America and Opera.ca Announce 2008 Opera Fund Awards

Total of $380,000 awarded to twelve opera companies to support development and production of new works.