Opera Conference

OPERA America’s annual Opera Conference is the largest assembly of opera administrators, artists, trustees, and associates in the world.

Hosted by one of our Professional Company Members, hundreds of stakeholders convene in a different location each spring for discussions, networking, and performances that move opera forward.


OPERA America’s Opera Conference 2022 reunites the opera industry around a central question: What is the mission of an opera company in today’s world?

Faced with unprecedented disruption, opera companies and artists created, innovated, and adapted — demonstrating new possibilities for our art form and our relationships with the public. What comes next has the potential to redefine opera for decades to come.

It’s time to come together again with friends and colleagues to affirm the collaborative strength of the opera community — and plan for the future.

Learn more and register 

Registration is open for the online conference taking place virtually June 27-28. Registration for the in-person conference in Minneapolis closed on May 1, 2022. 

Conference Experience

When you attend the Opera Conference, you join colleagues, peers, and associates from across North America with a shared dedication to advancing the art form and industry.

  • Gain insights from inside and outside the field at inspiring plenary sessions.
  • Learn practical tips in breakout sessions to expand your on-the-job skill sets.
  • Reconnect with colleagues and expand your professional network to advance your career.
  • Enjoy performances of new and traditional works produced by the conference’s host company.
Sponsors and Exhibitors

We invite businesses, civic institutions, arts organizations, universities, and foundations to join as partners in presenting the annual conference. By sponsoring conference activities or hosting a table in the communal exhibit hall, you can enhance your experience with:

  • Access: Take advantage of networking opportunities with over 650 opera professionals and decision-makers.
  • Promotion: Receive customized recognition packages to showcase your brand and connect with attendees.
  • Appreciation: Earn admiration from the field by contributing to the sector’s most valuable annual convening.

Sponsorship Prospectus

To learn about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, download the Sponsorship Prospectus and contact us at or 646.699.5237.