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Aida at Houston Grand Opera (photo: Lynn Lane)

Support OPERA America

Opera’s most devoted lovers and leaders invest in the vitality of opera across North America by supporting OPERA America, our National Opera Center, and our programming with annual, tax-deductible donations.

By contributing to our work, you bring crucial resources and programming to opera companies and artists. You move the art form forward through:

  • New work commissions
  • Career training for performers
  • Audience-building initiatives
  • Leadership development programs
  • School-based teaching models
  • National convenings that unite the industry
Support OPERA America today.

Your generosity moves opera forward nationwide. Gifts of $75 or more include the benefits of individual membership and more.

Gifts may also be made:

  • BY PHONE: 646.699.5248

  • BY MAIL: OPERA America, Attn: Development, 330 Seventh Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001


Donor Benefits

As an annual supporter of OPERA America, you enjoy a variety of special benefits that deepen your appreciation for the art form and help you build connections with other passionate opera lovers across North America.

View all donor benefits.


Legacy Giving

Since 1970, OPERA America has provided essential services to the opera field. We respond to the needs of opera companies and artists today, and are committed to helping with every new day that comes.

You can ensure that we are able to provide support at every turn by investing in our long-term sustainability through a legacy gift. Whether you’re a veteran of the industry or devoted patron of the art form, you can make a lasting impact on the trajectory of opera in America.

For information on how you can make a legacy gift to OPERA America, contact us at Membership@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5266.


National Opera Center: Ovation Hall

The National Opera Center Campaign established the industry's New York City home and a dedicated endowment that ensures it remains accessible to the thousands of artists and opera companies that use it.

By making a gift to the Opera Center endowment, you can install a tribute panel the National Opera Center's Ovation Hall to pay homage to one of the field’s great leaders.

Learn more about the Campaign.


Patricia Scimeca Fund

The Patricia Scimeca Fund for Emerging Singers was established in 2013 in memory of singer and vocal teacher Patricia Scimeca as a permanent endowment in support of OPERA America’s services to young singers.

Learn more about the Fund.


Institutional Support

Annual support from foundation, corporate, and government funders provides the essential bedrock for OPERA America to lead and strengthen the opera field.

View all institutional funders.

2022-2023 Supporters

OPERA America thanks the hundreds of individuals who support its annual work.