“a living, breathing workshop” (Time Out NY), “a valuable company [that] offers a chance to look in on operas in progress by talented composers” (The New Yorker), "known for bringing cutting-edge vocal productions to the masses" (New York), and “a perfect first exposure to opera.” (Time Out NY)
“Open a door, hand somebody your ticket, and take a wild guess as to what world you’ve just fallen into.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
“Bravo to AOP for supporting such controversial and ultimately important work.”
“The future of American opera is in good hands.”
AOP's mission is to identify, develop and present new and innovative works of music theater by emerging and established artists and to engage our audiences in an immersive, transformative theatrical experience.
AOP (American Opera Projects, Inc.) is a driving force behind the revitalization of contemporary opera and musical theater in the United States through its exclusive devotion to creating, developing, and presenting new American opera and music theatre projects.
At the forefront of the contemporary opera movement for a quarter century, AOP creates, develops and presents opera and music theatre projects collaborating with the young, rising and established artists in the field.
AOP developed productions have appeared at London’s Royal Opera House, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Festival, New York City Opera, Fort Worth Opera, the Skirball Center, the Guggenheim Museum, Symphony Space, the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, at many out-of-doors performances sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation.
AOP is a member of OPERA America, Fort Greene Association, the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance, the New York Opera Alliance, and Alliance of Resident Theatres/ New York (A.R.T./NY). American Opera Projects is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.