To enrich the lives of all people by producing opera of the highest artistic quality and providing educational opportunities through traditional and innovative approaches.
Our vision is to connect all people with the joy of opera.
About New Orleans Opera
New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA), which began its 80th season on July 1, 2022, is committed to enriching the lives of all people by producing opera of the highest artistic quality and providing educational opportunities through traditional and innovative approaches. NOOA aspires to connect people to the arts and each other through the joy of opera.
Board of Directors
Mr. Dwayne Littauer – President
Ms. Sonya Moore – Vice President
Mrs. Pauline Hardin – Secretary
Mr. Emmet Geary, Jr. – Treasurer
Mr. James C. Gulotta, Jr. – Immediate Past President
The H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio
The H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio is one of the country’s foremost rental studios of opera scenery and properties, maintaining an inventory of 20 opera productions for both large and small venues.
The Donald W. Wood, Sr. Vocal Competition and Advancement Grant
The Wood Competition began in 2015 as an entry vehicle for local high schoolers into the professional realm of singing. Past participants have enjoyed regional, national and international celebrity as young artist professionals.