MetroPelican Opera – The touring “component” of the company was founded in 1988 to expand new education/outreach efforts into Louisiana and even Mississippi and bring “Opera in the Classroom” far and wide to inspire the whole family.
Opera a la Carte – Two singer-actors invite students to join them onstage during our lively 40-minute journey through Opera’s Greatest Hits using all the most famous tunes from the most familiar operas to engage the audience with the time machine to explore history, foreign languages, and stories that pass generation to generation.
Student Night Out – Chaperoned school groups attend the final dress rehearsals of all four of our mainstage operas, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing, for FREE! Lights, make-up, opera!
Montage Master Classes – Co-sponsored with Loyola University, guest artists from the company’s mainstage and chamber productions present classes in professional vocal pedagogy and stage etiquette for selected vocal performance major students in the fall and spring of each season.
Opera on Tap – In 2007 New Orleans Opera partnered with the Brooklyn HQ of Opera on Tap to become the first franchise in the country! OOT attracts local and tourist audiences to a fun night of opera moments from the profound to the out-right hilarious with professional and student singers every week during the opera season!
opera Nouvelle – Is our newly named Opera Previews series. NO features opera stories, anecdotes, facts, and fun with music and vocal excerpts from the company’s season of works. Concerts will be presented at various locations throughout the year.
The Donald W. Wood Sr. Youth Vocal Competition – Every fall New Orleans Opera hosts and sponsors a vocal competition for outstanding high-school age singers to receive cash prizes to advance their studies in vocal performance and music. 2017 marks our third year of this exciting competition and concert.