Join us on November 6, 2019 for FREE! You must have a voucher for admittance and you can secure yours by calling the New Orleans Opera Box Office at (504) 529-3000 – Monday -Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Opera in America’s First City of Opera!

Enjoy opera in New Orleans ALL year long. Here’s how:

  • The beautiful main-stage productions at Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • The Chamber Opera “Detour” Series in smaller theaters and performing arts spaces throughout the city
  • Free and low cost interactive or community events in non-traditional venues
  • Summer camps for kids

What is the BEST way to see opera in New Orleans?

It’s to design your own package of three or more operas to lock in:

  1. The best seats at the best price
  2. Ultimate flexibility
  3. First to renew/upgrade for next season

Call the box office at (504) 529-3000 to secure your seats!

Mainstage Productions

Carmen is the one you have been warned about. And you still fall in love.

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30pm Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:30pm Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts Carmen ...
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Did your parents have plans for you? Joan’s did. But she had a higher calling.

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30pm Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:30pm The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts ...
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Young love is never easy. And it’s especially not easy when your mom is trying to take over the world.

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:30pm Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:30pm Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts The ...
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Opera Chamber ‘Detour’ Series

New American music theater highlighting the sacrifices and camaraderie of American soldiers.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:30pm The Jefferson Performing Arts Center This music drama is free and open to the ...
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“You can tell the history of Jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker.” –Miles Davis

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:30pm Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30pm Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2:00pm The New ...
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MetroPelican 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.

Donald W. Wood, Sr Vocal Competition

Saturday, October 26, 20191:00 p.m. Freda Lupin Memorial Hall at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts at 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70117. The Wood Competition is in its fifth year as a significant young artist entry vehicle into the professional realm of singing. Past participants have enjoyed ...
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Student Night Out

Carmen – Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater The Falling and The Rising – Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Jefferson Performing Arts Center Joan of Arc – Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater Charlie Parker’s Yardbird – ...
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2019 – 2020 Opéra Nouvelle Schedule

September 6, 2019---7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Carmen and Late 19th Century French Opera: Friday Nights at NOMA! October 20, 2019 ---3:00 p.m. Sculpture Gardens Mixed-Media Concert at NOMA. January 16, 2020---6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Joan of Arc, Une femme pour les âges: Ogden Museum After Hours! March 1, ...
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School Performances

We offer a variety of performances for your school or educational center and can create custom performances and programming as needed. September through May – bookings dependent on artists’ availability A CELEBRATION IN SONG Opéra Creole Artistic Director Givonna Joseph’s engaging program for grades PK through 12 is designed for ...
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School Programming

We offer a variety of educational programs for your school or learning center and create custom curriculum as needed and programs are available for booking from September through May. BUILD AN OPERA We offer students in middle and high school the opportunity to build operas from traditional or original storylines ...
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Like what you see?

You can help the New Orleans Opera Education Department reach even more people in our community.

Your contribution will support:

  • MetroPelican Opera – enrichment programs available to schools across the greater metro area
  • Opera Nouvelle and Opera On Tap – lively evenings of operatic song in informal settings (not to mention the careers of talented young and emerging artists who perform!)
  • Student Night Out – free access to live opera performances for students across the region
  • Summer Youth Festivals
  • Opera Camps
  • Concerts, performances and SO MUCH MORE!

For more information and to get involved with the Education Department contact Director of Education
William Manning Mouat, 504-267-9535


Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association

Founded in 1947, the Women’s Guild promotes and fosters understanding of opera, cooperating with New Orleans Opera through active fundraising, ...
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Opera Club

Good food, good friends and great music. Join the Opera Club and get an insider’s view of the opera company ...
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Sylvain Society

Sylvain Society is the New Orleans Opera’s Young Professionals affiliate group whose purpose is to connect the operatic arts to ...
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Opera Nouvelle – Sculpture Garden Mixed-Media Concert

Sunday October 20, 2019 3:00 PM @ NOMA Sculpture Garden Welcome to the sequel that's better than the original! This ...
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October OPERAtunity

Scenic Studio Tour - Cocktails and Canvas Where can you see a bowl of eyeballs and several swords next to ...
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A Haunting Affair

The Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association presents "A Haunting Affair" Saturday October 26, 2019 In the haunted ...
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Donald W. Wood, Sr Vocal Competition

Saturday, October 26, 20191:00 p.m. Freda Lupin Memorial Hall at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts at 2800 Chartres ...
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Mad Hatters Luncheon and Fashion Show

Wednesday April 1, 2020 10:00 AM @ Sheraton New Orleans Grand Ballroom 500 Canal St. The Mad Hatter's Luncheon and ...
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