About the center

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 industry’s critical need for rehearsal and performance space, OPERA America opened the National Opera Center in September 2012. 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. Each month, as many as 5,000 people now visit the Opera Center for public programs, auditions, recitals, rehearsals, recording sessions and meetings.

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

OPERA America members receive priority access to National Opera Center spaces and enjoy the highest discounted rates. Click here to learn more and join today.
Please contact us at 212.796.8630 or Reservations@operaamerica.org.

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.

  • Acoustically excellent Marc A. Scorca Hall
  • Large, versatile spaces for rehearsal, educational and professional development activities
  • Studios with regularly tuned pianos
  • Score, recording, research and video libraries
  • Business Center
  • Exhibition galleries
  • Listening stations
  • Board room
  • Conference room
  • OPERA America Staff/Administration
  • Artists lounge
  • Artists canteen
Board of Overseers

In 2013, OPERA America established the National Opera Center Board of Overseers. Members of the Board of Overseers, collectively and individually, assist the OPERA America Board of Directors and senior staff in fulfilling the vision of the National Opera Center and, through it, advancing the mission of OPERA America.

The Board of Overseers
  • John E. Baumgardner, Jr.
  • L. Henry Cox, III
  • Douglas Cuomo
  • Elizabeth Eveillard
  • Sanford Fisher
  • Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn
  • Jane A. Gross
  • Frederick W. Peters
  • Stephen Prystowsky, M.D.
  • Jane A. Robinson
  • Anthony Rudel
  • Jeri Sedlar
  • Michael Scimeca, M.D.
  • Thurmond Smithgall
  • Brett Stover
  • Gregory Swinehart
  • Robert Tancer
  • Barbara Teichert
  • Darren K. Woods
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All OPERA America facilities are handicapped accessible. The National Opera Center features ground-level entry with elevators to the venue. All spaces are wheelchair accessible, and modular seating can be arranged to accommodate wheelchair users for all programs and performances. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available on all floors.
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