October 24, 2015

  This year’s National Opera Week, which featured David Hyde Pierce as Honorary Chairman, was the biggest yet! More than 200 organizations and individuals from 41 states and provinces hosted 190 Opera Week events, while many others attended Opera Week offerings and joined online discussions using #OperaWeek on Facebook and on Twitter. In addition, individuals […]

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August 17, 2015

Choices, choices…As with every Opera America/Opera Volunteers International conference, this year’s was a candy store of events and workshops: Cinderella at Washington National Opera, New Works Sampler at Wolf Trap, panels on fundraising, management and more, and plenty of chances to network. Brooks Boeke, Manager of Friends of the Kennedy Center; Marsha LeBoeuf, Costume Director […]

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July 13, 2015

October 15-18, 2015 OVI’s getting busy for Salt Lake City.  We’re looking forward to exploring the capitol of Utah from an opera perspective.  Nestled between mountains and the Great Salt Lake, beautiful Salt Lake City supports a vibrant cultural scene.  Come join us as we get just a sample. We begin on Thursday evening with […]

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Opera Conference 2015

May 20, 2015

All of us who attended Opera Conference 2015 in Washington, DC, left informed and inspired. Speakers from the opera world and beyond addressed this year’s theme of Increasing Civic Impact.   Were you not able to attend (or you want to revisit some of the energizing and entertaining sessions) follow the links to the youTube […]

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January 9, 2015

Opera Conference 2015 Washington, DC, May 6-9 OPERA America’s annual conference is the premier gathering of opera professionals in North America. Gain insight and ideas from within and outside the opera field. Build your network. Foster organizational partnerships. Discover what opera companies are doing to advance the art form. Learn practical skills that will enhance […]

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Marc Scorca on the State of the Art Form 2014

November 7, 2014

MARC SCORCA, OPERA AMERICA PRESIDENT, WRITES ON THE STATE OF THE ART FORM Dear Opera Colleagues, National Opera Week 2014 has been a great success, with 150 events offered by nearly 200 organizations in 40 states. From a social media preview night in Minnesota to Joyce DiDonato’s singing of The Star-Spangled Banner before Game 7 […]

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How will you celebrate National Opera Week 2014?

September 15, 2014

From Friday, October 24 to Sunday, November 2, you can engage your community, develop new audiences, and celebrate the diversity and excitement of opera. Some ideas: Promote scheduled performances Offer free public events Hold press conferences Issue season announcements Conduct social media campaigns Post  news of your activities and events on the Opera Volunteers Facebook page. […]

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Omaha In The Fall

May 25, 2014

Save the date for this weekend celebration of the arts in Omaha.  The Opera Omaha Guild will welcome the OVI Board and all members on October 16 through 19.  In addition to a performance of “Rigoletto,” they’ve planned visits to an artist studio, a renowned community theater, a history museum, and much more.  Make plans […]

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January 13, 2014

OVI and Opera America continue their collaboration with this year’s Opera Conference 2014 in the City by the Bay.  Registrants can participate in special OVI events and a full lineup of workshops, performances and gatherings organized by Opera America.

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October 13, 2013

Each year, organizations and individuals throughout North America delight and engage opera fans old and new with hundreds of free events. From backstage tours to flash performances and YouTube contests, National Opera Week has activities for everyone, everywhere.  Opera America has taken the lead on this exciting annual event.  Opera Volunteers International is a member of […]

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