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Member Hangouts for Artists

OPERA America's Individual Members are invited to participate in a free series of casual career development discussions with established professionals in the opera field. In each session, guests will share advice, offer perspective, and answer questions about careers in opera. 

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Member Hangouts for Artists are free to OPERA America Individual Members.

Artists who are not Individual Members of OPERA America can join for $75 while registering for the series.


Member Hangout for Composers: Expanding the Field of Opera One Score at a Time

February 12, 2024 | 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET 

  • Kamala Sankaram, composer; co-artistic director, Experiments in Opera 

Member Hangout for Singers: Navigating Opera and Concert Careers as Singers

February 26, 2024 | 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET

  • Angel Blue, soprano
  • Nicholas Phan, tenor; artistic director, Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

Member Hangout for Librettists: Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights of Librettists

March 4, 2024 | 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET

  • Gene Scheer, composer, librettist, and songwriter

Member Hangout for Directors and Designers: Exploration of Director and Designer Dynamics

March 11, 2024 | 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET

  • Michael Hidetoshi Mori, artistic and general director, Tapestry Opera

Member Hangout for All Artists: Production and Collaboration. Where Is Opera Headed?

March 18, 2024 | 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET

Extended session with breakout networking groups

  • Elizabeth Huston, executive director, Synchromy
  • E. Loren Meeker, general and artistic director, OPERA San Antonio

For assistance, contact us at Membership@operaamerica.org or 212.796.8627.