Opera America

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Opera America, officially OPERA America, is a New York-based service organization promoting the creation, presentation, and enjoyment of opera in the United States. [1] Almost all professional opera companies and some semi-professional companies in the United States are members of the organization including such opera companies as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Dallas Opera. Opera America also includes international affiliated opera companies such as the Theatro Municipal.


Opera America also hosts businesses, educational institutions, libraries, foundations, guilds, and opera artists such as singers and composers, and is the home of New York Children's Opera Studio.[ citation needed ]

The organization was founded in 1970 and has been led by President and CEO Marc A. Scorca since 1990.

In April 2014, advisers from Opera America worked with San Diego Opera to develop a plan to prevent the company's closure. [2]

National Opera Center

Opera America's National Opera Center has two performance venues - Marc A. Scorca Hall and Plácido Domingo Hall. The National Opera Center has been the venue of performances by artists of companies such as Wolf Trap Opera. In 2016 and 2018, the Christman Opera Company premiered the operas Adriana McMannes and A Metamorphosis in Scorca Hall and Domingo Hall, respectively. The Opera Center has been the venue of premieres and workshops of works by composers such as Clint Borzoni, Theodore Christman, and Bruce Wolosoff.

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  1. Membership directory, Opera America
  2. Kragen, Pam (April 18, 2014). "S.D. Opera closure postponed to May 19; Newly reconstituted board will use time to raise money for 2015 season". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 18 April 2014.