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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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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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Ryan McKinny Recital

On Sunday, February 26, 2012 the members of the Maestro Circle and special guests were treated to a recital by bass-baritone Ryan McKinny (Jochanaan in Salome.) The program included “Pari siamo” from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, “Wie Todesahnung Dämm’rung deckt die Lande…O du mein holder Abendstern” from Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner,  “Oh what a beautiful […]

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New Orleans native who became a Met record-holder dies at age 82

Please follow this link to read the story on Charles Anthony as Pagliacci .

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28th Annual Mad Hatters Luncheon

The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association will present the 28th annual Mad Hatter’s Luncheon at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside. Come join Alice, The Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, and the Rabbit – all from Alice in Wonderland – at this year’s luncheon themed […]

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