OPERA America Onstage

OPERA America Onstage, our signature public programming series, welcomes artists, students, and opera audiences for intimate performances and conversations with our industry’s leading artists and rising talent.

Join us throughout the year at our National Opera Center and in broadcasts online as we learn the inner workings of the industry and witness the talent shaping its future. Following each event, you’re invited to meet the guests and artists for a casual reception.

Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera Ceremony

Monday, November 7,
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

OPERA America is pleased to announce the celebration of the inaugural Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera, recognizing the best work created for digital platforms. The awards ceremony will take place on November 7, 2022, in person at the National Opera Center in New York City and streaming LIVE online.  

Attending In Person:

  • Registration for the in-person ceremony is $10 members and $25 for non-members. Join today to access the member rate. 
  • The ceremony will take place at the National Opera Center, located at 330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street) in New York City.
  • Guests are welcome for a pre-ceremony reception at 7:00 p.m. at the National Opera Center. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. ET, after which there will be a champagne toast.

Member Tickets

Non-Member Tickets

Watching Online:

The 2022 Finalists are:  

In the category of University/Conservatory Project: 

  • Gianni Schicchi, an Animated Opera, CSUN Opera
  • Please Look: A Cinematic Opera Experience, Opera ND, University of Notre Dame 

In the category of Education/Enrichment Material: 

  • Boston Baroque for Kids: The Four Seasons, Boston Baroque
  • Playground Opera's La Cenerentola, Opera on Tap
  • Verdi by Vegetables: The Movie, Resonance Works 

In the category of Noteworthy Project: 

  • desert in, Boston Lyric Opera Company  
  • The Island We Made, Opera Philadelphia  
  • Messiah/Complex, Against the Grain Theatre
  • Sweet Land, The Industry
  • Twilight: Gods, Lyric Opera of Chicago 

In the category of Artistic Creation: 

  • Garden of Vanished Pleasures, Soundstreams
  • The Knock, The Glimmerglass Festival
  • Sāvitri, Against the Grain Theatre
  • David T. Little's Soldier Songs, Opera Philadelphia

The Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera are supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. 

More events in the 2022-2023 season will be announced. Join our mailing list to receive updates about future dates.

The 2022–2023 season of OPERA America Onstage is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Members receive discounted tickets to all OPERA America Onstage events.

For assistance, contact us at or 646.699.5248. To learn about becoming a member, visit Membership.

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