Opéra Nouvelle


Entertainment with Innovation

Opéra Nouvelle concerts feature LIVE music from upcoming operas, as well as a free-flowing dialogue with the audience about the composers, the music, the history and modern adaptations!


New Performance Locations

We’ll be performing all over the region, with specific locations listed below!


Guest Speakers and Artists

Join our roster of guest speakers, musicians, and singers, each with a unique perspective on the upcoming operas!


2017-2018 Opéra Nouvelle Season Schedule




The Opéra NouvelleChampion: An Opera in Jazz series will take place on March 2 and March 8, 2018. The March 2 location is New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. The March 8 location is the Lusher School Theatre and the start time is 7:00 p.m. This is the riveting story of Emile Griffith, the welterweight boxer who accidentally killed his rival, Benny “The Kid” Paret. New Orleans’ own Terence Blanchard composed this work in 2013.



The final Opéra Nouvelle preview concert will take place on April 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ursuline Academy, featuring music from the Anniversary Celebration! Music includes Giuseppe Verdi’s Aïda, Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and many more. Don’t miss this exciting preview concert.