Opera and Broadway Resources Online
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the
NEA is the official arts organizations of the United States government.
As the largest annual funder of the arts in the country, the NEA is dedicated
to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established, bringing
the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education.
Through its grants and programs, the NEA brings great art to all 50 states
and six U.S. jurisdictions, including rural areas, inner cities, and military
This website includes information about the Great American Voices initiative
and links to other online opera resources. Visit this website to learn
about the NEA's tour to bring opera and Broadway to military installations
nationwide. In addition, you will find resources to learn more about opera
through an overview, timeline, glossary of terms, recommended recordings,
books, and much more.
The nonprofit service organization for opera serves the entire opera community,
supporting the creation, presentation, and enjoyment of opera. Artistic
services help opera companies, creative artists, and performing artists
both to improve the quality of productions and to increase the creation
and presentation of North American works. Information, technical, and
administrative services to opera companies provide assistance to strengthen
leadership among staff, trustees, and volunteers. Education, audience
development, and community services are designed to enhance all forms
of opera enjoyment. Use this site to find a local opera company in your
area, and to learn about performances and educational programming for
children, families and adults. You may search the online database of education
programs to learn about summer camps and other programs for children.
National Alliance of Musical Theatre
For more information on musical theater, visit the National Alliance of
Musical Theatre. This organization strives to advance musical theater
by nurturing the creation, development, production, presentation and recognition
of new musicals and classics; providing a forum for the sharing of resources
and information relating to professional musical theatre through communications,
networking and programming; and advocating for the imagination, diversity
and joy unique to musical theatre.
This website is OPERA America's online learning resource center
for opera. You will find articles about numerous operas, as well as photos
and sound clips. To learn more about the field of opera through online
newsletters and learning courses visit
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts
No matter where you're located, you can tune in to opera, courtesy
of The Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts. Each Saturday, from December
through April, a performance from The Metropolitan Opera's current
season is broadcast internationally. To learn more about the schedule
of broadcasts, and to find in-depth background information on the featured
operas, including sound clips, visit the Web site.
Your Local Opera Company
Your local opera company may offer a number of different educational programs
for teachers and students, such as written curriculum materials about
opera that are tied to academic standards, discounted tickets to performances,
or artist residencies for the classroom. To connect with an opera company
in your area, visit OPERA America's listing of Professional Company
Members at www.operaamerica.org/proflist.html.
OPERA America maintains a season schedule of performances. This database
includes performance and cast data for more than 100 opera companies across
North America. Search by opera title, composer, company, location, or
singer. To access the database, visit www.operaamerica.org/perfdatabase.asp.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506