National Trustee Weekend 2022

New York City | March 2‒5, 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 Tuesday, February 1

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.

The forum offers virtual and in-person options to make it easy for trustees from around the country to participate. Learn more about the curriculum at National Trustee Forum.

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

Virtual Forum – Zoom
Thursday–Friday, February 24‒25, 12:30 p.m. ‒ 4:30 p.m. ET
Sessions will be recorded for subsequent viewing.

New York City Forum – OPERA America’s National Opera Center
Wednesday, March 2, 1:30 p.m. ‒ 4:30 p.m. ET
Thursday‒Friday, March 3‒4, 9:30 a.m. ‒ 4:30 p.m. ET


Full Forum - Virtual and New York City:

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

Virtual Forum Only:

  • $95 Member
  • $170 Non-Member (includes membership)

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 hosted by mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves 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.

Friday, March 4, 6:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
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, March 5.

Outings and Performances

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

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, March 2, 6:00 p.m. ‒ 7:15 p.m.

Tosca at The Metropolitan Opera
Wednesday, March 2, 8:00 p.m. ‒ 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $175 (Grand Tier Prime)
Starring Aleksandra Kurzak, Roberto Alagna, Zeljko Lucic, and Patrick Carfizzi, with Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting. Learn more.

For Non-Forum Attendees*
Lunch at Il Gattopardo
Thursday, March 3, 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, March 3, 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 Havana Central
Thursday, March 3, 5:00 p.m. ‒ 6:30 p.m.
Register: $110 per person

Company (Sondheim) on Broadway
Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. ‒ 9:25 p.m.
Tickets: $155 (Mezzanine)
Starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, and directed by Marianne Elliott. Learn more.

Ariadne auf Naxos at The Metropolitan Opera
Saturday, March 5, 1:00 p.m. ‒ 3:50 p.m.
Tickets: $150 (Orchestra Balance)
Starring Lise Davidsen, Brenda Rae, Isabel Leonard, Brandon Jovanovich, Sean Michael Plumb, Johannes Martin Kranzle, and Thomas Allen, with Marek Janowski 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)
$239 per night (plus taxes/fees)
Book online or call 866.993.8396 and ask for “Trustee Forum / Board of Directors Meeting 2022"
(Rates valid until January 29 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, including the National Opera Center, University Club of New York, Metropolitan Opera, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, and Havana Central. 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-February, approximately two weeks 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 Tuesday, February 1

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