For over 20 years, American Opera Projects (AOP) has been creating, developing and presenting exclusively new American opera and music theater projects that have appeared at the Royal Opera House, London, the Lincoln Center Festival, Skirball Center at NYU, the Guggenheim Museum, Symphony Space, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and many other national and international venues.

AOP, based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has presented over 15 world premiere operas including Lee Hoiby’s This is the Rill Speaking (2008), Stefan Weisman’s Darkling (2006), and Paula Kimper’s Patience & Sarah (1998). 

Upcoming world premieres of AOP-developed projects include Séance on a Wet Afternoon, the first opera by Stephen Schwartz, at Opera Santa Barbara in 2009 and Jorge Martín’s Before Night Falls at Fort Worth Opera in 2010.