Photo: © Steve J. Sherman
The Orchestra of Musica Sacra with Conductor, Kent Tritle
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera is America's largest classical music organization, and annually presents some 220 opera performances. The home of the company, the Metropolitan Opera House is considered by many to be one of the premier opera stages in the world, and is among the largest in the world. The Met, as it is commonly called, is one of the twelve resident organizations at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Opera (SFO) is the second largest opera company in North America after the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. It was founded in 1923 by Gaetano Merola (1881-1953). The Opening Night Gala of the San Francisco Opera is widely considered to be one of the most memorable events of the year for opera patrons.

OPERA America
OPERA America is a service organization in North America promoting the creation, presentation, and enjoyment of opera. Almost all professional opera companies and some semi-professional companies in the United States are members of the organization including such opera companies as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Dallas Opera. Opera America also includes international affiliated opera companies such as the Canadian Opera Company and Opera Australia, businesses, educational institutions, libraries, foundations, guilds, and opera artists such as singers and composers.

Washington National Opera
The Washington National Opera (WNO) is a world-class opera company in Washington, D.C., USA. Formerly the Washington Opera, the company received Congressional designation as the National Opera Company in 2000. Performances are now given in the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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