National Trustee Weekend 2022

For the safety of honorees and guests, OPERA America is postponing its 2022 National Trustee Weekend, including the National Trustee Forum and OPERA America Salutes dinner, from March 2‒5 to October 19‒22.

The Virtual Trustee Forum will continue as planned from February 24‒25, 2022. Click here to register for the Virtual Forum.

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

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.

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.

New York City Forum
– OPERA America’s National Opera Center
October 19‒22, 2022
Registration, details, and session information will be released in the coming months.

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.

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.

Click here to register for OPERA America Salutes.

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.

Registration and travel/accommodation details for the full National Trustee Weekend will be released in the coming months.