beautiful drama

just for you…

at the new ORleans opera.

Love, desire and deception – with a pinch of political unrest.

September 29 and October 1, 2023

The Marriage of Figaro is a battle of the sexes cloaked in a comedy of errors! This ‘day in the life’ from 1786 Seville, Spain includes multiple cases of mistaken identity, long-lost relatives, and masked mischief. No one is safe in this tale as it transcends the boundaries of sexism and class!

“What I need from you is the fire this time.”

– Blue

November 10 and 12, 2023

Tony Award–winning composer Jeanine Tesori and NAACP Theatre Award–winning librettist Tazewell Thompson’s new opera is inspired by contemporary events and Black literature, including Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me and James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time.

“…everything she touches turns into gold”

– Place de l’Opera

December 1, 2023

Inspired by her recent album release, French Bel Canto Arias, Lisette will be curating an evening of French and Italian arias from the Bel Canto period by composers such as Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini, among others.  This style of music is a particular favorite of hers and an opportunity for her to showcase her brilliant technique and incredible musicality and style.

“Alone and out of options, Lucia escapes in the only way she can: she murders her new husband and descends into madness.”

– WNYC Studios

March 22 and 24, 2024

Lucia di Lammermoor is a tale drawn from an actual incident between two rival Scottish families in political opposition. It’s a story rivaling any told on the landscape of today’s true crime podcast! Donizetti’s score building to the dramatic climax of the ‘mad scene’ has been a breakthrough vehicle for several beloved sopranos including Dame Joan Sutherland.

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The Marriage of Figaro

At the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts Friday, September 29, 2023 6:30 PM Pre-Opera Party6:30 PM Nuts and Bolts Lecture7:30 PM Performance Sunday, October 1, 2023 1:30

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Opera On Tap – New Orleans

New Orleans Opera’s popular free concert series “Opera on Tap” returns to the Southshore in 2023-2024!  Our newest musical home is The Domino on St. Claude

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Chorus and Mainstage Auditions

Chorus and Mainstage Auditions New Orleans Opera is partnering with Cincinnati Opera to host FREE open auditions on October 21 and 22, 2023. Submit the

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Community Conversations/Healing Space

Community Conversations: Healing Space @ The Guild Home Join us and embrace the transformative power of movement, healing, and self-discovery. Your path to a healthier,

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The Opera Ball is Back!

A Streetcar Named Desire OPERA BALL 2023 The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association is thrilled to announce the return of the annual

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Student Night Out

Calling All Students!Sponsored by the Louise Baehr Martin Memorial Fund Through the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to provide FREE tickets to our

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What People Are Saying About New Orleans Opera.

Thanks to all that have replied to our surveys and commented on our social media! We are listening. And we are very appreciative to you for sharing your insights.

“I remember seeing the Met Opera production of Madame Butterfly and weeping with great sorrow. For this production, I was weeping with great joy. Thank you for sharing your courage.

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“The scenery was impeccable; the cast, absolutely brilliant. My favorite line had to be the inquiry to Sharpless about his ancestors. Like how’s momma and dem? :)”

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