Event

OPERA America Salutes

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

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

In celebration of OPERA America’s 50th anniversary, the unforgettable evening honors industry pioneers and supports the next generation of leaders.

Proceeds from the event will sustain 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, 2022
6:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. ET
The University Club of New York
One West 54th St, New York, NY

GUEST HOST
Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano

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

FEATURING
Special Musical Performance
OPERA America's 50th Anniversary Presentation

COCKTAILS AND DINNER
Business Attire
Vaccination Required

The Evening's Honorees
Opera Hall of Fame

2021
Patricia K. Beggs, general director
Grace Bumbry, soprano
Matthew Epstein, artistic director and advisor
Simon Estes, bass-baritone
Gordon Getty, philanthropist
David Gockley, general director
Camille LaBarre, trustee and philanthropist
George Shirley, tenor
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Roma Wittcoff, trustee and philanthropist

2022
To be announced

National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards

2020
Robert Ellis, San Francisco Opera
Elba Haid, Manitoba Opera
Linda Koehn, Des Moines Metro Opera
Phil Meyer, Pacific Opera Project
Chris and Anita Murray, Opera Las Vegas
H. Bernt von Ohlen, Minnesota Opera

2022
To be announced

Single Tickets
  • 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.

R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, February 15, 2022

OPERA America Salutes is part of OPERA America's National Trustee Weekend. Guests are invited to participate in other performances and activities throughout the weekend.

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

R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, February 15, 2022

OPERA America Salutes is part of OPERA America's National Trustee Weekend. Guests are invited to participate in other performances and activities throughout the weekend.

(Use the buttons below to purchase tickets online or click here to download a printable registration form.)