• SE Regional Conference

    The NOA Southeastern Region will be hosting a conference, open to all NOA members, on Sep 16, 2017 at Clayton State University (Morrow, GA). Interested in presenting a session? Send in a session proposal!

  • Production Competition

    Applications now open for the 2016-17 Production Competition. New, streamlined application process! Apply by June 30, 2017.

    Pictured: Anna Karenina produced by the University of Houston

  • 2018 Vocal Competition

    Apply now to the 2018 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2017, and the finals will be held on January 6, 2018, in New Orleans.

    The competition consists of two divisions: Artist, for ages 25-40, and Scholarship for ages 18-24, and $8,500 in prizes were awarded.

    Pictured: Chelsea Basler, 2017 Artist Division winner

  • 2018 New Orleans!

    Make plans to attend our 2018 convention in New Orleans January 4-7, 2018.

  • Argento Chamber Opera Winner

    Congratulations to Tom Cipullo (composer, pictured) and David Mason (librettist), as their work, After Life, has been selected as the 2016-18 Dominick Argento Chamber Opera winner!

National Opera Association

Opera Scenes 2016


Congrats to the winners of the Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition at the Indianapolis convention!

Pictured: Kayla Siembieda in a scene from Lawrence University's Le Nozze di Figaro, winner of Div. I

Photo credit: Richard Poppino

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2018 Convention New Orleans, LA

Opera's Tradition and Rebirth: New Orleans 1796-2018
Laissez les bons temps roulez!

Our next convention will be January 3-7, 2018 in the heart of the Big Easy, at the Loews New Orleans Hotel.

Learn more...

 

Convention Program Advertising and Exhibitors

The Convention Program is a valuable reference for the participants and a highly visible publication for those who drop in to experience the many wonderful convention events.

Please see the guidelines and schedule of fees for more information.

 

About NOA

The National Opera Association promotes excellence in opera education and pedagogy through its support of a diverse community of opera educators and professionals.

Who is the diverse community? Opera directors, conductors, librettists, composers, vocal coaches, voice teachers, scholars, administrators, other professionals, and enthusiasts involved in the training and mentoring of young singers in college, university, and conservatory opera programs, as well as community-based and small professional opera companies and young artist programs.

Find out more about us and ways you can get involved!

Latest News from NOA

May 14, 2017 |
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The NOA Southeastern Region will be hosting a conference, open to all NOA members, on Sep 16, 2017 at Clayton State University (Morrow, GA).  Anyone interested in presenting a session is welcome to submit a session proposal by June 20, 2017.

Laverne Monette, "Lift Every Voice" Laverne Monette receives the "Lift Every Voice" Legacy Award
Jan 12, 2017 |
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Laverne Monette, a leading soprano in the 60s and 70s and a native of New Orleans, was awarded the NOA "Lift Every Voice" Legacy Award at the 2017 banquet in Santa Barbara.

Robert Larsen, Lifetime Achievement Award NOA members who have worked with Dr. Larsen
Jan 11, 2017 |
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Dr. Robert Larsen, Founder and Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera for 37, and Professor Emeritus at Simpson College, was awarded the NOA Lifetime Achievement Award. in absentia, for his significant and enduring legacy of his contribution to the world of opera.

Accepting the award on his behalf was Dr. Virginia Saya (pictured above, far right).

Recent Opera Reviews

San Francisco Opera opens summer season with Rigoletto Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera
Jun 8, 2017 |
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tonyradford
The summer season at the San Francisco Opera began this week with a production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. For this installment, I decided that after seeing Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at Seattle opera last year, Verdi deserved some renewed attention (after reviewing Macbeth two years ago). [ continue... ]
San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber Corey Weaver, Photographer San Francisco Opera
Sep 12, 2016 |
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tonyradford
In this series of articles I have been exploring American opera in its many forms. Last month was the upstate New York political drama of Roscoe. This month I saw the Chinese American production Dream of the Red Chamber which had its world premiere at the San Francisco Opera on September 10th 2016. [ continue... ]
Review: World Premiere of Roscoe presented at the Seagle Music Colony Bridget Cappel as Hattie in Roscoe. Photo Credit: James Carnahan
Aug 9, 2016 |
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Seagle is a venerable festival and training program for young singers tucked in the mountains and woods with the rustic feel of a visit to your friend's cottage. Artistic Director Darren K. Woods assembles a cast of 32 singers to perform four shows over a summer season that spans July and August. This season offered something for everyone, including the world premiere of a new American opera entitled Roscoe, by composer Evan Mack and librettist Joshua McGuire. [ continue... ]