Application for the Donald W. Woods, Sr. Vocal Competition

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS AND FORM: You must submit this application no later than midnight Monday, November 8, 2021 and include the YouTube links (three audio AND visual links). Application fees are waived for all applicants. Do not mention your name during your audio and visual recordings.During your audio and visual links definitely say the name of… Continue reading Application for the Donald W. Woods, Sr. Vocal Competition

Song, Art, Soul.

Share your New Orleans Opera Pride with the World! All t-shirts and totes from Screens for Good are printed on demand using eco-friendly, water based inks.  That process requires 4-5 additional days for production. Please allow at least 7 business days for this item to ship. Orders with  multiple items will ship together. We all should want the ability… Continue reading Song, Art, Soul.

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OPERA ORIENTATION for Wagner’s Die Walküre, Act One

Sunday, November 7, 2021 NEW LOCATION: Carrollton United Methodist Church 921 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 4:00 PM – Roundtable Discussion of the Opera 5:00 PM – Refreshments, Buffet, and Beverages themed to Die Walküre TICKETS: General Public: $35.00 (+$3.00 Fee)Guild Members: $30.00 (+$3.00 Fee) with a code To reserve you tickets call,… Continue reading OPERA ORIENTATION for Wagner’s Die Walküre, Act One

“Louisiana Considered”

The New Orleans Opera returns to the Mahalia Jackson Theater It’s all things New Orleans Opera as WWNO host Diane Mack interviews Clare Burovac. We are so excited to bring our community back to the Mahalia Jackson for a live performance in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.Clare Burovac, General and Artisitic Director Diane’s interview… Continue reading “Louisiana Considered”

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Wagner’s Die Walküre, Act One

Arrive one hour early for the pre-show lecture, Nuts and Bolts featuring Dr. Tara A. Melvin and Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto! New Orleans Opera and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra are partnering for this homecoming production featuring local filmmaker, Samantha Aldana. We are so excited we are throwing a pre-performance party for EVERYONE. Join us an… Continue reading Wagner’s Die Walküre, Act One

Wood Competition Winner Joins the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Soprano Lindsey Reynolds, 2015 winner of the Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition was recently accepted into the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Young Artist Program. Last spring, more than 600 singers applied for consideration with video recordings and, after review, more than 30 were invited to Chicago for live auditions. The Final Auditions were attended… Continue reading Wood Competition Winner Joins the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Praised by Gramophone as having “the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire”

What a night we have in store for you…

From Chicago Opera Theater’s, Carmen

“Barton—she of the withering sneer and creamy tone—ruled as an iconoclastic Carmen. If you were lucky enough to be in the audience…you won’t forget it.” – Deanna Isaacs, Chicago Reader

From Houston Grand Opera’s, La Favorite

“She is a force of nature, and if you saw her in HGO’s Ring cycle, as a strikingly potent Waltraute in Götterdämmerung  or haughty Fricka in Das Rheingold  and Die Walküre, you’ve never forgotten her. In decades to come, you can tell those less fortunate that you heard Barton at the beginning… “- D.L. Groover, Houston Press

Photo, above: Jamie Barton singing Jezibaba in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Rusalka. Photo credit: Ken Howard

Photo, right: Jamie Barton with Greer Grimsley from The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Das Rheingold. Photo credit: Ken Howard

Jamie Barton is coming to New Orleans to help us celebrate Maestro Robert Lyall

No tribute is complete without a memorable performance to accompany the shared memories. This special tribute also serves as New Orleans Opera’s premiere fundraising event for the 2021-2022 season and is sure to be a night you won’t soon forget!

Jamie Barton made her title role debut last month in Carmen at Chicago Opera Theater, opposite Stephanie Blythe’s alter ego Blythely Oratonio as Don José. Her performance prompted this reaction from Musical America: “A seriously intense, stunningly sung Carmen, a deep exploration of sexual passion, jealousy, and human frailty.”

Join us! Share a story, enjoy a good meal, and bask in beautiful music.

City of New Orleans COVID-19 safety requirements will be followed.

A Legacy of Excellence

Reservations for the Legacy of Excellence Gala have filled. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Joanna Sternberg, Director of Development to check for available seating (504) 529-2278 x 226. Saturday, November 6, 2021   6:00 PM | Patron Party  at the home of Rania and Hicham Khodr (Address to be provided after ticket purchase) 7:00 PM |… Continue reading A Legacy of Excellence

Job Opportunities

If you are passionate about the power of the arts to change lives, are a “people person” with superb interpersonal skills, and are confident in your ability to build support for the New Orleans Opera, we want to hear from you.  

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Major Gifts Officer

Title: Major Gifts Officer Reports to: Director of DevelopmentClassification: Flexible Full time, exempt Salary Range: $60,000-$63,000 commensurate with experience, plus benefits (paid vacation, sick days, health insurance, SIMPLE IRA plan with company match)  The mission of the New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) is to enrich the lives of all people by producing opera of the highest artistic quality and provide educational opportunities through traditional… Continue reading Major Gifts Officer