Premiered June 26, 1870 – Munich, Germany (as a standalone opera and a duology). It premiered as part of the full Ring Cycle in August 1876 at the inaugural Bayreuth Festival. Composer Richard Wagner ( May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) Librettist Richard Wagner ( May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) Language Sung… Continue reading DIE WALKÜRE, Act One
New Orleans Opera is pleased to welcome Dr. Tara A. Melvin as its new Director of Community Partnerships and Education. Dr. Melvin is a soprano, born and raised in New Orleans. She attended St. Rita School-Uptown, Cabrini High School, and the University of New Orleans, and is a former voice student of LaVergne Monette. Dr.… Continue reading Dr. Tara A. Melvin Named New Director of Community Partnerships and Education
Join us for a virtual summer camp this July that shows just how fun opera can be. Students will transform classic operas using their own stories and voices with Enrichment Instructors specialized in opera and creative writing. If you are interested in signing up your young person, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy this fun… Continue reading Music + Words: OPERA WORKS!
A collaborative effort with Loyola University of New Orleans – College of Music and Fine Arts and Preparatory Program, Newcomb Department of Music, Tulane University, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Any Louisiana high school Sophomore, Junior, or Senior vocalist in the academic year of 2021-2022 may apply. Guidelines and Application: Click here… Continue reading Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition
Title: Director of Community Partnerships and Education Reports to: General Director Classification: Full time, Exempt Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 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… Continue reading Director of Community Partnerships and Education
SOLD OUT! Join us as we close the season with a FREE one-hour Opéra Nouvelle concert of favorite music from both Opera and Broadway by Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Delibes, Puccini, Bernstein, Bock and Harnick, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. It is free to attend, but you must register for admittance. Bring your own… Continue reading Final Concert of the Season at City Park
Tuesday, May 25 at 5:30 PM The Opera Guild Home 2504 Prytania St. Shakespeare – In Our Yard! The play’s the thing, and the Bard is the best when it comes to opera and musical theater plots! This concert features music from Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate (based on The Taming of the Shrew), Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,… Continue reading Opera on Tap – In Our Yard … ENCORE!
I am extremely honored and excited to be the General Director of New Orleans Opera, following in the footsteps of Robert Lyall and Arthur Cosenza and continuing the tradition of great operatic performance in New Orleans – America’s first city of opera. Thank you all for the warm welcome to my new home in this… Continue reading New Orleans Opera Blog – May 2021