Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera
OPERA America's Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera recognize artistic and educational achievements in the medium of digital opera.
Opera companies and individual creators are invited to submit recent films, educational videos, and other digital opera projects. Award-winning projects and finalists are made available to the public to enjoy.
The program is designed to encourage ongoing investment in the development in digital opera projects as vehicles for expanding the reach of opera to new audiences.
The Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera are supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.
A winner will be awarded in each of the four categories — Artistic Creation, Education/Enrichment Material, University/Conservatory Projects, and Noteworthy Projects. The winners will receive a trophy in recognition of achievement. Winners will be announced at an OPERA America digital event and through media releases, and showcased on OPERA America’s website.
The 2022–2023 Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera have been awarded. The deadlines for the 2023–2024 awards will be announced in summer 2023.
The guidelines and worksheets below, from the 2022–2023 awards, are provided for reference purposes only.
Guidelines & Worksheets
- 2022–2023 Guidelines (PDF)
- Application Questions (PDF)
For questions about applications or eligibility, contact us at Grants@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5236.
|Soldier Songs||David T. Little with Opera Philadelphia||Artistic Creation|
|Verdi by Vegetables: The Movie||Resonance Works||Education/Enrichment Material|
|Please Look: A Cinematic Opera Experience
||Opera ND, University of Notre Dame||University/Conservatory Project|
|Messiah/Complex||Against the Grain Theatre||Noteworthy Project|
Learn more about the winners and finalists in the press release.