New Orleans Opera

On Sale until June 30, 2020

Early Bird Subscriptions!

The Box Office is open and processing Early Bird Subscriptions.
Call (504) 529-3000 or email to secure your seats.

Two New Video Series

Balcony Ballads and Behind the Scenes

Dr. William Mouat, Education Director, created these series with you in mind.

Early Bird Subscriptions offer you THE BEST seats for THE BEST price.

NEW THIS YEAR: The special Early Bird Subscription Rate is open to ALL until June 30, 2020.

Please consider a contribution to the New Orleans Opera to help us weather the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your participation is vital to sustain our online outreach during this period and to bring our 2020-2021 season to fruition. We look forward to all being together to share the art of opera once it is safe to do so again.

In the meantime, our work continues and we need your support.

The 2020-2021 Season

October 2 & 4, 2020
The Mahalia Jackson Theater
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s Soaring lyricism speaks directly to your heart and fully conveys both the ecstasy of innocent love and the agony of its betrayal. In this, one of the world’s most beloved operatic masterpieces, the arranged marriage of a young Japanese geisha to an American naval officer, leads to the painful consequences of a clash of cultures with its inevitable tragic conclusion.

November 13 & 14, 2020
The Orpheum Theater
Beethoven’s Fidelio
A semi-staged concert in partnership with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Leonore, disguising herself as a young man, Fidelio, gains entrance to the state prison in an attempt to save her husband from certain death at the hands of his powerful political opponent, Don Pizarro, the Director of the State Prison. Beethoven’s triumphal opera has delighted audiences for centuries with its themes of justice, freedom, the strength of the human spirit, and the enduring power of love — which triumphs over all!

March 19 & 21, 2021
The Mahalia Jackson Theater
Mozart’s The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) is a fairytale to be enjoyed for the simple beauties of its story alone. But the fairytale’s rich layering that explores good vs. evil in a beautiful celebration of love conquering all offers so much more. Our production will also be framed by a beautiful galaxy of Hubble Telescope photography adding an expanded universe to this timeless tale. Bring the entire family for an experience that is certain to delight young and old!

April 30 & May 2, 2021
The Mahalia Jackson Theater
The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

This American Folk Opera is brimming with the brilliance of it endearingly infectious music that has for nearly a century captivated world-wide audiences from every corner of the musical spectrum. This masterful characterization of “Catfish Row,” an example of Southern culture’s turn into the early 20th century, is beautifully represented by classics like “Summertime,” “I’ve Got Plenty of Nuttin’,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” that are just a few of its musical treasures we all love!

2020-2021 Subscription Options

The Full Series includes all four productions!

The Trio Series includes the three Main Stage productions at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

The New Seating Chart for The Mahalia Jackson Theater

A few notes for you:

• In a studied effort to pack the house we made a few adjustments to the seating chart at The Mahalia Jackson Theater, there are now only 7 price levels. To our current subscribers: your seats are secured!

• The November production of Fidelio is in partnership with the LPO. New Orleans Opera Subscribers will be subscribed to the Saturday, November 14, 2020 performance in the best seats available that align with your chosen price level.

Early Bird Subscription Price List

The Mahalia Jackson Theater charges a facility fee of $3.90/seat that will be added to your purchase.

Opera at Home!

Behind the Scenes

We want you to know that we can’t wait until we are able to see you again soon, but until then, please enjoy – along…
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Light Shall Lift Us

From OPERA America More than 100 opera singers unite in a song of hope and solidarity for a virtual performance of LIGHT SHALL LIFT US,…
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Un bel di vedremo

Singing “Un bel di vedremo,” soprano Betsy Uschkrat portrays Cio-cio san, a Japanese woman promised to an American naval officer during the height of late…
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In des Lebens Frühlingstagen

Tenor Tyler Smith is Florestan in Ludwig van Beethoven’s opera Fidelio. The second act opens with “Gott! welch’ Dunkel hier!” which translates in English to…
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O Sewing Mio

By Sue Strachan Julie Winn, New Orleans Opera Association’s costume designer, pivots from making costumes to masks and scrub caps for healthcare workers During the…
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