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Event Published: 03 Jun 2024

World Opera Forum & Opera Conference 2024

OPERA America welcomed the international opera community to Los Angeles — June 3-8, 2024 — for a week-long, global gathering of opera administrators, artists, trustees, and advocates.

The second-ever World Opera Forum and the annual North American Opera Conference, hosted by LA Opera, focused the industry on making a case for opera in the 21st century.

The week was filled with debate, discussion, and networking. Participants left with new insights, ideas, and relationships that circle the globe.

The World Opera Forum was a collaboration of OPERA America, Opera Europa, Ópera Latinoamérica, and the Association for Opera in Canada.

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Stay tuned for videos of the World Opera Forum and Opera Conference plenary sessions. 

The World Opera Forum

The second-ever World Opera Forum welcomed opera leaders from around the world to Los Angeles for a global conversation about the future of the art form.

Fifty-five opera leaders from six continents convened for discussion on the strategies needed to guide the sector through today’s dynamic landscape of art, politics, and technology.

Opera has benefitted for decades from the support of cultural agencies and philanthropy. But in a world of competing priorities and limited resources, support structures are weakening. Making a case for opera requires new organizational and artistic strategies.

Over three days, delegates and members from the global opera community investigated the following key themes:

Opera Conference 2024

Opera Conference 2024 brought together opera administrators, artists, trustees, and advocates from across North America together in Los Angeles to move the art form forward.

The World Opera Forum will set the stage for the conference by leading global discussions about making the case for opera in the 21st century. The closing session of the forum will launch the conference as its opening session.

Over four days, attendees translated the topics of the forum into key discussions about the future of the North American opera field.

Opera Conference was hosted by LA Opera, which was the headline company of OperaFest LA

Save the Date for Opera Conference 2025

Opera Conference 2025
May 20–23, 2025

Join OPERA America and Memphis Opera in Memphis, TN for the largest gathering of opera administrators, artists, trustees, and advocates at Opera Conference 2025. Featuring four days of networking, discussions, panels, and performances. Registration will be open in November 2024.

Partners & Sponsors

Opera Conference

World Opera Forum

The World Opera Forum is made possible by a generous leadership gift from C. Graham Berwind, III, with additional deeply appreciated support from Barbara Teichert, Nanette and Keith Leonard, Carol F. Henry, and Susan G. Marineau.