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New Fall Programming

Lecture Series


A New Adult Education Series from Dr. William Mouat, Director of Education –
7 pm on Zoom. Click here for dates, topics, and lecturers.

Virtual Happy Hour

Cocktails with Clare

Our first two cocktail hours were so much fun we are adding more! Dates to be announced soon.

Opera on Tap – In Our Yard!

Opera Season Postponed

To our New Orleans Opera family,  

As eager as we are to see you again and enjoy live opera together, we must proceed with everyone’s well-being and safety as the topmost priority. The current climb in COVID-19 cases across the state has caused us to re-evaluate our aspiration of opening our season in the fall. We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020-2021 season’s start until January 2021 – a three-month delay. 

The opera’s promoted repertory for next season is still the same, although the dates have changed to accommodate a slightly compressed schedule. Please click the Read More button for dates and more information.

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Early Bird Subscriptions!

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

A New Video Series

Meet Us

We want to connect. Enjoy our new series of interviews as we work to become better acquainted.
Click here to see ALL the videos.

Did you know…

…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.

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 NEW DATES!

January 15 & 16, 2021
The Mahalia Jackson 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!

May 21 & 23, 2021
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.

2020-2021 Subscription Options

The Full Series includes all four productions!

The Trio Series includes the three fully staged Main Stage productions.

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 October production of Madama Butterfly is rescheduled for May. The November production of Fidelio is rescheduled for January and will be staged at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

Early Bird Subscription Price List

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

New Orleans Opera News

Opéra Nouvelle: Mozart and The Garden

New Orleans Opera and New Orleans Museum of Art are thrilled to continue our three-year collaborative partnership with the Opéra Nouvelle series. This year’s theme is “Mozart and the Garden.”…
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And the Winners are…

“I know we weren’t going to do announce this until Saturday, October 24, but you needed GOOD NEWS NOW!!!” Debby Hirsch Wood, Founder and Director of the Donald W. Wood,…
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Ruth Falcon

New Orleans Opera mourns the passing of soprano Ruth Falcon, a graduate of Loyola and Tulane Universities, who made her New Orleans Opera debut in 1968 as Frasquita in Carmen. …
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Opera on Tap – In Our Yard

Until we can perform in our favorite drinking establishments again, we are so very proud to present to you: About the Concerts: Sing it, Sister! Opera on Tap presents “Sing…
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Opera at Home!

Cocktails with Clare

Join us! Tuesday, October 20th at 4:00 pm Thursday, October 22nd at 5:30 pm From Clare to you: “I am hoping this will be an…
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