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Prince Charming was a girl!

After seeing our box office busting performance of Cinderella (or Cendrillon in French), a few of our audience members expressed surprise that the role of Prince Charming was performed by a women. In Massenet’s opera Cinderella the role of Prince Charming was written for a woman.  When a male role is sung by a female, […]

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Carol Rausch – Top Female Achiever 2013

We are thrilled that our own Chorus Master, Music Coordinator and Education Director Carol Rausch has been chosen as  a Top Female Achiever for 2013 by New Orleans Magazine. Our family at New Orleans Opera has long known that Carol is an amazing and dedicated person.  But don’t take our word for it, read the […]

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Bryan Hymel receives eighth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award from Metropolitan Opera

Bryan Hymel, singing Pinkerton in the upcoming New Orleans Opera production of Madame Butterfly, has been named the recipient of the eighth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and […]

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Have a SUPER season with the New Orleans Opera!

  The New Orleans Opera Association is looking for Men and Women to be extras (supernumeraries) in our upcoming season. You can pick one show or all three. Requirements: A rehearsal commitment: -Just a few evenings from Mondays – Fridays for blocking. -Evenings during Tech Week Attendance at each Performance (Fridays and Sundays). A desire […]

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Benefactor Party – Opera Ball 2012

The Benefactor Party for the upcoming 2012 Opera Ball was held Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Houghtaling, II on St Charles Avenue.  Party chairmen Valerie Wild Killion and Michelle Schlafly produced a Russian evening of events in tribute to this year’s Opera Ball; Pikovaya Dama which will take […]

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Opera Club SALOME Dinner

February 25, the New Orleans Opera Club hosted a dinner for members honoring the stars of the New Orleans Opera production of Salome. A proclamation issued by his majesty, King Herod, in the guise of President Bill Coe, proclaimed that all guests attending the Opera Club Dinner in his Honor, his Queen, Herodias and their […]

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Opera for Beginners

An informative article from season ticket holder Constance Cowart. Opera for Beginners by Constance Cowart If black ties and formal evening gowns appear in your head on the mention of the word “opera,” then chances are, you’re not familiar with this misunderstood and intimidating, yet beautiful and captivating art form. If you’ve read thus far, […]

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Saks – Champagne Reception & Millinery Party 2-14-12

Champagne Reception & Millinery Party Saks Fifth Avenue invited all hat lovers to attend a Valentines Day champagne reception and Mad Hatter’s Hat Party in the Millinery department on the first floor of Saks. Louise Green, well know millinery designer, featured her whimsical fashions. A special thanks to Frank Stansbury for his photos of this […]

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Praise for Salome!

The reviews are in and the praise is high.  But don’t take our word for it, here are the links so you can find out for yourself. Brian Morgan – WYES / Steppin’ Out Ian Hoch – NOLADefender.Com Theodore P. Mahne -  Times-Picayune Watch a clip from the performance.

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Diva bares all for art in New Orleans ‘Salome’

Taking the title role in Richard Strauss’ “Salome” means plenty of risks for a singing actress. For one thing, she will find herself passionately kissing the severed head of John the Baptist before the curtain drops. If she has the right build and temperament, she’ll be naked on stage during the “Dance of the Seven […]

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