Details Announced for OPERA America's ONSTAGE AT THE OPERA CENTER

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, has announced its 2016-2017 season of Onstage of the Opera Center, which begins on Thursday, September 29, 2016, and runs through April 2017.

Onstage at the Opera Center is a unique series of public performances and discussions with today's leading singers, composers and librettists, presented at the National Opera Center in Midtown Manhattan. The Opera Center's intimate Marc A. Scorca Hall provides the perfect setting for audiences to engage with the featured artists, and the events are also live streamed for free around the world.

The 2016?2017 Onstage at the Opera Center season is composed of three distinct series:

· Creators in Concert. Performances of excerpts from vocal works by leading American composers, followed by lively discussions with the creators.

· Conversations. Interviews with luminaries of the opera world, who share stories from their careers and provide insights into the intricacies of the opera field.

· Emerging Artist Recital Series. Concerts featuring competition winners and leading young artists from opera companies across the United States.

As part of its multi-decade, multi-million-dollar commitment to the development of new North American operas, OPERA America will also present the New Opera Showcase in January at historic Town Hall in the heart of Times Square. Attendees at this special, one-night-only event will hear the future of opera by being among the first to experience excerpts from five operas in development.

Onstage at the Opera Center: 2016-2017 Season Details
All events (except where noted) last for approximately one hour and take place at OPERA America's National Opera Center, located at 330 Seventh Avenue at 29th Street in New York City. Situated just blocks from New York Penn Station, the Opera Center is easily accessible by subway, PATH, bus and train.

Tickets for all events are $10 each for OPERA America members and $25 each for non-members. Attendees are invited to attend casual receptions following all Onstage events taking place at the National Opera Center. Tickets are available at operaamerica.org/Onstage.

Onstage at the Opera Center events will also be live streamed around the world for free at operaamerica.org/Live.

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