OPERA America's National Opera Center offers affordable, state-of-the-art recording studios in Midtown Manhattan for making your next vocal or instrumental recording.
Choose from audio or video options, single or multi-camera angles, and hourly or multiday sessions — all with state-of-the-art equipment and regularly tuned pianos. Build a customized recording package with direction and editing by a professional recording engineer.
- Large and medium room options, customizable to budget, with versatile setups for solo/accompanied artists or ensembles
- State-of-the-art recording equipment and professional engineer included or conduct your own self-managed recording with personal equipment in any room
- Flexible packages beginning at just one hour
- Recording delivered within 10 business days
- Regularly tuned grand pianos (Yamaha and Steinway)
- Acoustically balanced rooms with sound paneling
- Add-on warm-up space and accompanist recommendations available
- Single and multi-camera live streaming available
- Centrally located near more than a dozen subway lines, Amtrak, PATH, bus lines, and airport shuttles
- Onsite amenities include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, lounge, water fountains, and vending machines
Audio recordings start at $210 per hour and video recordings start at $255 per hour. For full options and pricing, download the Rental Overview.
Available to individuals and organizations working in opera, musical theater, chamber music, choruses, piano performance, spoken word, and other disciplines.