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National Trustee Weekend 2022

New York City | October 19‒22, 2022

OPERA America invites its Patron Circle ($500+) members, trustees from opera companies across the country, and guests to reunite in New York City for National Trustee Weekend 2022.

National Trustee Weekend includes:

Questions? Contact us at Membership@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5248.

Register by Monday, September 26

Use the buttons below to register online or click here to download a printable registration form.

National Trustee Forum

The 2022 National Trustee Forum brings together opera company board members to gain insight into the most important governance issues and opportunities shaping the opera field as we look beyond the pandemic.

Learn more about the curriculum at National Trustee Forum.

National Trustee Forum
October 19‒21, 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 1:30 p.m. ‒ 4:30 p.m. ET
Thursday‒Friday, October 20‒21, 9:30 a.m. ‒ 4:30 p.m. ET
OPERA America's National Opera Center
330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY

The National Trustee Forum is open to board members at OPERA America’s Professional Company Members.


  • $395 Member
  • $470 Non-Member (includes membership)

Session information will be released fall 2022.

OPERA America Salutes

Celebrating Opera’s Great Leaders and the Next 50 Years of Opera in America

OPERA America Salutes is a special, Friday-evening event that brings together artists, producers, and champions in tribute to some of the field’s most accomplished figures. In celebration of OPERA America’s 50th anniversary, the unforgettable evening will induct the inaugural classes of the Opera Hall of Fame and bestow the National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. View the evening’s honorees.

Proceeds from the event support the next generation of opera leaders by sustaining OPERA America’s professional development programs — Leadership Intensive, New General Director Roundtables, Mentorship Programs, and other career services — as part of its 50 More Campaign.

OPERA America Salutes
Friday, October 21, 2022
6:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. ET
The University Club of New York
One West 54th St, New York, NY


  • General - $250 (priced at cost; $0 tax deductible)
  • Advocate - $500 ($250 tax deductible)
  • Supporter* - $1,000 ($750 tax deductible)

TABLES (for up to 10)

  • Patron* - $5,000 ($2,500 tax deductible)
  • Sponsor* - $10,000 ($7,500 tax deductible)
  • Underwriter* - $25,000 ($22,500 tax deductible)
  • Benefactor* - $50,000 ($47,500 tax deductible)

*Purchasers will be invited to a private brunch and dedication of the Opera Hall of Fame in OPERA America's National Opera Center on Saturday, October 22.

Outings and Performances

Guests are invited to participate in a series of outings and performances throughout the week.

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 p.m. ‒ 7:15 p.m.
111 West 57th Street Penthouse
Hosted by Joe Alvarez and JDS Development

1776 at Roundabout Theatre Company
Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 p.m. ‒ 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $150 (Orchestra)
The Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical by Sherman Edwards, in a revolutionary new production by directors Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus. Learn more.

For Non-Forum Attendees*
Lunch at Il Gattopardo
Thursday, October 20, 12:30 p.m. ‒ 1:45 p.m.
Register: $100 per person

For Non-Forum Attendees*
Tour of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Thursday, October 20, 1:50 p.m. ‒ 2:50 p.m.
Register: $50 per person
Guests will enjoy a private guided tour of the masterworks of the permanent collection and can extend their visit to explore the full museum after it reopened in 2019.

*National Trustee Forum participants should not register for the lunch or museum outing because they conflict with Forum sessions. Guests, spouses, and partners of Forum participants are welcome to register.

Dinner at Masseria dei Vini
Thursday, October 20, 5:00 p.m. ‒ 6:30 p.m.
Register: $140 per person

Idomeneo at The Metropolitan Opera
Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. ‒ 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $185 (Grand Tier)
Starring Michael Spyres, Kate Lindsey, Ying Fang, and Federica Lombardi. Conducted by Manfred Honeck. Learn more.

Medea at The Metropolitan Opera
Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. ‒ 4:30 p.m.
Tickets: $215 (Dress Circle)
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Janai Brugger, Michele Pertusi, and Ekaterina Gubanova. Directed by David McVicar with Carlo Rizzi conducting. Learn more.

Peter Grimes at The Metropolitan Opera
Saturday, October 22, 8:00 p.m. ‒ 11:45 p.m.
Tickets: $215 (Grand Tier)
Starring Allan Clayton, Nicole Car, and Adam Plachetka, directed by John Doyle with Nicholas Carter conducting. Learn more.

Travel and Accommodations

Guests are responsible for arranging their own travel to/from and accommodations in New York City. OPERA America has arranged for special rates at the neighborhood Kimpton Hotel Eventi.

Kimpton Hotel Eventi
851 Sixth Avenue (between 29th and 30th Streets)
$329 per night (plus taxes/fees)
Book online or call 866.993.8396 and ask for “OPERA America Trustee Forum / Board of Directors Meeting 2022"
(Rates valid until September 19 and subject to availability.)

OPERA America will provide coach transportation to and from the Eventi Hotel between select events in New York from Wednesday through Saturday. Details and timing will be distributed in advance of the weekend.

COVID Safety

For the safety of fellow participants and staff, and in accordance with New York City regulations, vaccinations are required to participate in all in-person activities during National Trustee Weekend. Each registrant will be asked to provide valid proof of vaccination when arriving at activity venues. Additional protocols to ensure the safety of all registrants will be distributed in advance of the event.

Additional Information

The activities and schedule may change. OPERA America will distribute a detailed itinerary with times and locations by email in mid-October, approximately one week prior to the start of activities.

Suggested dress for daytime events is business casual and for evening events is business attire.

Questions? Contact us at Membership@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5248.

Register by Monday, September 26

Use the buttons below to register online or click here to download a printable registration form.