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Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera

OPERA America's Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera recognize the best projects created for digital platforms and encourage further investment in this vibrant aspect of opera.

Open to member and non-member individual producers and organizations in the U.S. and Canada, the awards are offered in four different categories: Artistic Creation, Education/Enrichment, University/Conservatory Projects, and Noteworthy Projects.

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

Award Details

A winner will be awarded in each of the four categories listed above. Winners will receive a trophy in recognition of achievement; complimentary tickets to attend the Award Ceremony; and the opportunity to have the awarded project featured on OPERA America's website for members to view for a period of time following the ceremony.

Eligibility: To be considered, projects must have been available to the general public and/or limited ticket-buying audiences between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. Applicants, including consortia, may submit a maximum of two digital products across any/all categories for consideration. Each submission must be in a separate category.

Application Cycle
Application available online: July 2023
Application deadline: August 25, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET
Finalist notification: October 2023
Awards ceremony at the National Opera Center:  December 4, 2023
How to Apply

Review the guidelines and application questions before applying. All applications must be submitted through OPERA America’s Grants Portal.

Guidelines & Worksheets

For questions about applications or eligibility, contact us at Grants@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5236.

Past Winners