Lyric Opera of Kansas City production of John Brown; photo by Douglas Hamer
The North American Works Directory is the online hub for information about North American opera and music-theater works. This ever-growing Directory features data for over 1,200 North American operas, with information on vocal/musical forces, musical style, length, source materials, synopsis, contact information, and premiere dates and locations. Each opera’s Directory record also includes information on past and future performances produced by OPERA America’s organizational members.

The North American Works Directory also houses information on OPERA America’s grant program, The Opera Fund. In conjunction with the Association for Opera in Canada Canadian Opera Creation Fund, The Opera Fund provides technical and financial support to OPERA America Professional Company Members and others as part of an initiative to enhance the quality, quantity and creativity of new opera and music-theater in North America. Records for Opera Fund awardees contain additional audio-visual media, including production photos, production videos and/or audio excerpts. Visit Grants & Awards to learn more about award categories, application information and past awardees.

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North American Works Submissions

All information is derived from OPERA America's Performance Database and titles databases which date back to 1991. OPERA America is constantly updating this data. If you feel that a work or an artist has been omitted or that information is incorrect, please use the linked forms below.

OPERA America Organizational Members: Once you log in to your Member Dashboard, select 'Add a Production' from the My Organization menu to add your productions to the Performance Database.

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Upcoming North American Works

OPERA America is committed to the discovery, development and production of new operas created by North American composers and librettists. Through generous support from The Mellon Foundation, Professional Company Members receive funding from New Works Exploration Grants to travel to premieres and workshops of new operas.

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Contemporary Opera Resources

This is a list of resources where people can find contemporary vocal music that has been composed since 1999. This page is updated regularly.

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