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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 Opera.ca's 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. Click the Opera Fund link above to learn more about award categories, application information and past awardees.

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Directory Submissions
The North American Works Directory accepts new submissions and updates to existing entries from all OPERA America members. The Directory is open to opera/music-theater works written by a composer and/or librettist who is a citizen or permanent resident of North America. The work must be published, workshopped or produced by an OPERA America individual or organizational member. Use the button below to submit information to the Directory (You must be logged in to OPERA America's Web site).
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This search scans titles, composers, librettists and work synopses in the entire directory.

Most Produced North American Works
Title Composer
1. Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti
2. Porgy and Bess Gershwin
3. Susannah Floyd
4. Candide Bernstein
5. Little Women Adamo
6. The Rake's Progress Stravinsky
7. The Ballad of Baby Doe Moore
8. Sweeney Todd Sondheim
9. A Little Night Music Sondheim
10. Of Mice and Men Floyd
* - Produced by OPERA America Members since 1991

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 Andrew W. 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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