The Gerda Lissner Foundation was created by Mrs. Lissner, a Metropolitan Opera subscriber for 77 years, to provide young opera singers with the financial support they need to pursue their craft and excel in the world of Opera.  We believe that the encouragement and assistance to young artists toward achieving their goals are imperative for the continuation of this demanding art form.


Stephen De Maio, President

Michael A. Fornabaio, Vice President & Treasurer

Cornelia A. Beigel, Secretary & Trustee

Karl Michaelis, Trustee

Barbara Ann Testa, Trustee