OPERA America Announces 2022 Dues Waiver

By Chris Ruel

OPERA America has announced a dues waiver for the fiscal year 2022. This is the second consecutive year the organization has issued a waiver.

In sum, 170 U.S. Professional Companies and 425 Organizational Members, including Associate, Business, Career Services, and Educational Producing Associate Members, are eligible.

The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, which has supported the field through OPERA America’s Building Opera Audiences Grants and Innovation Grants, has allowed existing grant funds to be reallocated to support the waiver.

In addition, dues for 1500 Individual Artist Members, including composers, librettists, conductors, directors, designers, musicians, singers, teaching artists, voice teachers, and others, have also been waived. Board Member C. Graham Berwind, III, made the Individual Artist Member waiver possible through a challenge grant matched in June.

Organizational and individual artist members who are current as of June 30, 2021, and have their membership directly through OPERA America will be eligible for an extended year of membership at no cost. New individual artist members who join before that date will also receive an additional year of membership free.

“It’s very important to us that our entire field remain united and informed during the crescendo of activity in the months ahead. We’re glad to be able to remove the barrier of dues, one more time, to keep creators and producers connected to the community and to the resources available to them through OPERA America,” stated OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca, in the press release.