Study Guides & Media Links

Students – MetroPelican Opera

SONY DSCMetroPelican Opera, the education/outreach wing of the New Orleans Opera Association, was founded in 1988 by Arthur Cosenza. He chose Metro to represent the 7-parish population base of New Orleans, and Pelican for the state bird. MetroPelican has subsequently toured throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Opera in the Classroom – In school programing

In school programs include Opera a la Carte, Hansel and Gretel and A Celebration in SongClick here for more.

Student Nights at the Opera

Romeo and Juliet-169-63Student groups are invited to attend the final dress rehearsals of all New Orleans Opera productions free of charge. These performances are sponsored by the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, which also helps to cover the cost of our student study guides. The suggested ratio of teachers/chaperones to students is 1:5. Student tickets are only usable by students, high school age or younger. Please note that all productions will have English supertitles (translations) projected on a screen above the stage.

To register for the Macbeth Student Night on Nov. 9, 2016, please click here. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

To add your school group to our list, please email John Fink, Education Coordinator, at

For educational materials, please click here.


New Orleans Opera offers 2 programs which educate and inform adults about upcoming opera performances.

Opera Orientations & Roundtable discussions are presented by the Women’s Guild and Junior Committee and are usual held at the Guild home at 2504 Prytania St. on a Sunday before the opera from 4pm – 6pm.  These roundtables feature special guests from the upcoming performance who discuss everything from the opera to their careers.  This is followed by light themed refreshments.

Prices are $25 Women’s Guild & Junior Committee members / $30 Non-Members / $40 Couples from the same household.
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Nuts & Bolts Talks are held an hour before each performance at the theater where an expert will educate and inform you about the performance you are about to see that night.

Nuts & Bolts is included in your admission to the opera and seating is on a first come, first served basis.
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