Career Guide for Opera
An online resource for opera students and professionals, the Career Guide
contains topic-specific articles and other career development materials, providing artists and professionals with everything needed to navigate the business of opera.
OPERA America’s Speakers Bureau
, curated by the Singer Training Forum, is a list of experts in the opera field who are willing to be a resource for seminars, masterclasses or discussions on their areas of expertise for universities, conservatories, young artist programs and small opera companies.
Making Informed Audition Choices
Developed by OPERA America’s Singer Training Forum as a guideline for singers of all levels, the Defining Your Career Level and Choosing a YAP
chart provides an outline of what types of programs an artist should be applying for at certain career checkpoints. Focusing applications on programs that are appropriate to the artist’s level of experience will help manage expectations — an essential skill for the successful singer.
Industry Resources and Publications
Newsfeeds, resources and publications for artists to keep abreast of news and developments in the field.
A variety of downloadable resources
— including a sample cover letter and resume and a singer’s self-inventory checklist — are available to artists to help them in their career paths.
Schedule of Performances
This searchable database
comprises performance records, including dates, locations, production teams and performers, at member companies from 1991 through the current season.
Miss something you wanted to see? Video recordings of OPERA America's past and current season programming are available online at no charge. Explore these excellent teaching and reference resources at youtube.com/OPERAAmerica
North American Works Directory
This online database
features information on over 1,200 North American operas, including in-depth background information and performance history by member companies.
Naxos Video Library
This extensive library of over 1,000 video recordings of classical music performances is available for digital streaming anytime. Access to the Naxos Video Library
is a benefit of Individual Membership
, starting at $75.
Stay current on opera industry news, events and opportunities by signing up
for OPERA America’s biweekly e-newsletter.
Foreign Guest Artists
Foreign guests artists are provided with services to help them work in the U.S., including peer consultation letters
for visas, plus information
on tax requirements and ongoing government advocacy.