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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
New York City is home to the nation’s largest concentration of performing and creative artists, professional training institutions and music businesses. A majority of OPERA America’s Professional Company Members hold or attend auditions in New York City annually, and opera leaders from Europe and around the world are regular visitors.

In response to the pressing need for appropriate space in New York by members who suffered from the lack of good audition and work facilities in the city, OPERA America created the National Opera Center. The Opera Center serves many functions that support the artistic and economic vitality of the field by providing its constituents with a range and level of services never before possible.

The National Opera Center occupies two floors at 330 Seventh Avenue, between 28th and 29th Streets, in New York City. Located in midtown Manhattan, just blocks from 10 subway lines, Amtrak, regional trains and airport shuttles, it is easily accessible to New Yorkers and visitors alike.

FEATURES
  • Acoustically excellent Audition Recital Hall
  • Large, versatile Rehearsal Hall
  • Learning Center for professional development and public education activities
  • Studios with pianos that are tuned weekly
  • Score, recording, research and video libraries
  • Business Center for use by OPERA America members
  • Production exhibit galleries
  • Listening stations
  • Board room
  • Conference room
  • OPERA America Staff/Administration
  • Artists lounge
  • Artists canteen




National Opera Center photos by Jeff McCrum.





Gurari Studios is now in residence at the National Opera Center.
For more information about and to book with Gurari Studios,
visit guraristudios.com or call 212.706.1621.
The National Opera Center is pleased to honor the following friends, artists and administrators of opera who have made a significant contribution to the art form and the field.

SPACES:

  • BAISLEY POWELL ELEBASH SCORE AND RECORDING LIBRARY
  • ELIZABETH AND JEAN-MARIE EVEILLARD STUDIO
  • FREEDMAN ARTISTS CANTEEN
  • THE FILSTRUP FOUNDATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ROOM
  • RICHARD GADDES ARTIST LOUNGE
  • LLOYD AND MARY ANN GERLACH SERVICE DESK
  • LEE DAY GILLESPIE ADMINISTRATIVE SUITE
  • COLIN GRAHAM GREEN ROOM
  • PAMELA J. HOILES RECEPTION LOBBY
  • PLATO AND DOROTHY KARAYANIS AUDITION RECITAL HALL FOYER
  • ARDIS KRAINIK RESEARCH AND REFERENCE LIBRARY
  • BARBARA AND RONALD LEIRVIK BOARD ROOM
  • CHARLES MACKAY LEARNING CENTER
  • SHERRILL MILNES HONORS GALLERY
  • Dr. Steve and Rochelle Prystowsky Studio
  • JAMES AND DEBORAH REDA REHEARSAL HALL FOYER
  • JULIUS RUDEL ARCHIVE
  • BEVERLY SILLS STUDIO
  • MARC AND CATHY SOLOMON STUDIO
  • JILL AND WILIAM STEINBERG STUDIO
  • JOHN CONKLIN ARTISTIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT

OVATION HALL HONOREES

  • Kurt Herbert Adler
  • John David Anello
  • Alexa Antopol and Nicholas Kaufmann
  • H. Wesley Balk
  • Benny Caiola
  • Victor Callegari
  • Ian D. Campbell
  • Tito and Gigi Capobianco
  • Larry and Ella May Carpenter
  • Clarice Carson
  • Robert J. Collinge
  • Frank Corsaro
  • Phyllis Curtin
  • David DiChiera
  • Robert B. Driver
  • Carlisle Floyd
  • Anthony Freud
  • Peter Hemmings
  • Robert Herman
  • John Hoomes and Carol Penterman
  • Marilyn Horne
  • Alfred V. Jacobs
  • Speight Jenkins
  • John Ludwig
  • Charles MacKay
  • Lotfi Mansouri
  • Peter Mark
  • Bill Mason
  • Marilyn Mims
  • Andreas Mitisek
  • The National Opera Center
  • OPERA America
  • Opera Guild International
  • Opera on the James
  • Opera Volunteers International
  • Milton Prystowsky, M.D.
  • Axel H. Roos
  • Glynn W. Ross
  • Norman Ryan
  • San Francisco Opera Guild
  • Marc A. Scorca
  • Rosalie and Louis Gene Scorca
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shapiro
  • Kevin Smith
  • Ann Stanke
  • Eleanor Steber
  • Elvera Voth and Russell Patterson
  • The William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation
  • Leah D. Wilson
  • Darren K. Woods and Steven W. Bryant

Fall 2014 Magazine Issue
  • Are Women Different?
  • Preparing for Klinghoffer
  • Emerging Artists: Act One


Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
Info@operaamerica.orgDirections
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.