Opera

Opera

Opera is a multifaceted art form that comprises music and text to move a story or dramatic concept forward. The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to advancing the highest levels of operatic artistry across the nation's cultural landscape.

Staff

Music & Opera Director

Ann Baker
Ann Meier Baker was appointed the director of Music & Opera at the National Endowment for the Arts in January...

Staff

Georgianna Paul
Opera Specialist, paulg@arts.gov

Recent Grants

Medal of Arts

An online grant search is available to find information on NEA grants from 2000 to the present.

Podcasts

John Adams head shot
Composer, Conductor, and 2009 NEA Opera Honoree

Lifetime Honors

Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government and is awarded by the President of the United States.

Publications

The 2016 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Organizations,...
This report presents results from an initial analysis of the 2012 SPPA. It contains statistics with demographic insights about U.S. adults' participation across five modes of art activity: attending; reading...