Opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the eighth annual NATIONAL OPERA WEEK from Friday, October 28 through Sunday, November 6, 2016, with nearly 200 opera activities and announcements in their communities. Part of National Opera Week for the second year, OPERA ADVOCACY DAY (November 1), empowers individuals to take action to support the art form. National Opera Week and Opera Advocacy Day are coordinated by OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation’s leading champion for American opera.
OPERA America is delighted to announce that famous designer and beloved television personality ISAAC MIZRAHI is serving as the Honorary Chairman of National Opera Week 2016, encouraging audiences to explore opera.
“The more you know about opera, the more you know about life,” stated Mizrahi. “Opera is as important to me as sports are to other people — an opera season is like Wimbledon or the World Series. The power of great singing is more than any other physical effort and ten times as gratifying.”
Mr. Mizrahi welcomes audiences to National Opera Week in a video message, viewable at operaamerica.org/OperaWeek.