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.

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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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Carmen - October 2, 7pm- Mahalia Jackson Theater Joan of Arc - February 5, 7pm - Mahalia Jackson Theater The Magic Flute - April 29, 7pm - Mahalia Jackson Theater Through the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to provide FREE tickets to our fully staged dress rehearsals ...
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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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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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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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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 excitment was in the air!

The Sylvain Society hosted a Summer Seersucker Brunch to celebrate the opening of the 2019-2020 opera season on August 11, ...
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An Evening with Bizet and Mozart

Presented by New Orleans Opera, Community Works and Dillard University The first New Orleans Opera Summer Youth Festival and Theatre ...
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The Sylvain Society’s Summer Seersucker Brunch

The Sylvain Society is hosting a Summer Seersucker Brunch to celebrate the opening of the 2019-2020 opera season. Guest speaker, ...
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