Opera America’s National Opera Week underway12:59, 30th October 2017
Opera America is encouraging opera companies, organisations and individuals to participate in National Opera Week, which runs from 27 October to 5 November.
The event aims to help the opera world connect with both new and existing audiences.
Organisations and individuals across North America are presenting nearly 200 activities throughout the week, including performances, family activities, lectures, social events, tours and trivia contests.
In addition to presenting or attending an event, those interested can also participate by spreading the word about opera and National Opera Week, discussing their local opera company’s positive community impact or bringing a friend to a performance.
The week also encompasses Opera Advocacy Day (1 November), when those who work in or love opera will urge lawmakers and community leaders to support policies and legislation that promote the art form and the performing arts more generally.