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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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Oct 12, 2006
North American Opera Companies Open New Venues During 2006-07 Season

Canadian Opera Company and Austin Lyric Opera will inaugurate magnificent new theaters in major celebrations during their seasons.

Oct 12, 2006
Five American Opera Companies Celebrate Major Anniversary Milestones

The Dallas Opera, Nashville Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera North, and Opera Company of North Carolina will celebrate significant...

Sep 18, 2006
North American Opera Companies to Present Ten World Premieres During 2006-07 Season

With sources ranging from Chinese literature to Cherokee Indian history to a classic American novel, works that will debut in the...

Jun 02, 2006
OPERA America Presents a Composer/Librettist Workshop June 10, 2006

The Composer/Librettist Workshop will immerse artists in the business of opera and teach them skills that prepare them for the future.

Jun 01, 2006
OPERA America Receives National Award for Promoting Diversity in the Opera Field

The Leading Lights Diversity Award from the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) celebrates exemplary leaders in the nonprofit...

May 10, 2006
2006 Bravo! Award Winners Announced

Three corporations and two individuals to be honored for distinguished service at Opera Conference 2006 along with three opera...

Apr 24, 2006
Connectivity Theme for Opera Conference 2006 In Theory and Practice

Embracing the theme through sessions and practical application, OPERA America will make available on its newly designed Web site three...

Apr 19, 2006
Opera Conference 2006 Closing Session: “Who's Afraid of Opera?” Honors Special Guest Tresa Waggoner

Ms. Waggoner, who lost her job for teaching Gounod's "Faust," will be honored by the field as an advocate for opera in schools and for...

Mar 07, 2006
Opera Conference 2006: Connectivity to Be held in Seattle, Washington, May 3-7

Opera Conference 2006: Connectivity will respond to the urgent need of the field to produce art that captures the public imagination.

Jan 23, 2006
OPERA America and Opera.ca Announce 2006 Opera Fund Awards

Total of $241,000 awarded to 14 opera companies to support development of new works.