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OPERA America Salutes

Celebrating Opera's Great Leaders

OPERA America Salutes brings together artists, producers, and advocates in a special tribute to some of the field’s most accomplished figures.

With celebrated guest host, Susan Graham, the unforgettable evening honors industry pioneers and supports the next generation of opera leaders.

Proceeds from the event will sustain OPERA America’s professional development programs, including the Leadership Intensive, New General Director Roundtables, and Mentorship Programs.

Friday, January 26, 2024
6:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. ET
The University Club of New York
One West 54th St, New York, NY

Inductees into the Opera Hall of Fame
Recipients of the National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

Cocktails, dinner, and special musical performances by singers from the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program

Business Attire

The Evening's Honorees
Opera Hall of Fame

Anthony Davis, composer and teacher
Sherrill Milnes
, baritone and teacher
Frederica von Stade
, mezzo-soprano and humanitarian

Michael Bronson, arts administrator and producer
Wayne S. Brown, arts leader and administrator

Susan Feder, arts funder and advocate
Frayda B. Lindemann, trustee and philanthropist

National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

Sarah Moulton Faux, The American Opera Project
Keith Geeslin, San Francisco Opera
Anne Kline, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Russell McColman, BARN OPERA
Francis Price, Edmonton Opera
Nadege Souvenir, Minnesota Opera

Special Thanks to the OPERA America Salutes Host Committee

Bank of America
Friends of Wayne Brown
Ethan and Gretchen Davidson
Detroit Opera, in honor of Wayne Brown
Karin Eames
Betty and Jean-Marie Eveillard
Gordon Getty
G. Schirmer/The Wise Family Charitable Foundation
Carol F. Henry
Karen J. Kubin
Adam, George, and Sloan Lindemann
Susan and Philip Marineau
Susan F. Morris
Pamela and Richard Rigg
Marc A. Scorca and Joe Alvarez
Marc S. Solomon
Sarah Billinghurst Solomon
Jill and Bill Steinberg
Shoshana B. Tancer
Roma B. Wittcoff

Event Tickets
Single Tickets
  • General - $350 (priced at cost; $0 tax deductible)
  • Advocate - $500 ($150 tax deductible)
  • Supporter - $1,000 ($650 tax deductible)
Tables (for up to 10)
  • Patron - $5,000 ($1,500 tax deductible)
  • Sponsor - $10,000 ($6,500 tax deductible)
  • Underwriter - $25,000 ($21,500 tax deductible)
  • Benefactor - $50,000 ($46,500 tax deductible)
Register by Friday, January 5

Click below to register online or call 646.699.5248.

Register by Friday, January 5

Click below to register online or call 646.699.5248.