Big Wig Ball

Join us! A Soirée to Raise Funds for New Orleans Opera Education Programs Tickets start at $40.00 Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend. Cabaret Soirée Big Wig Ball Chair, Cree Merriman Jourdain While the ball was delayed this year, we will still celebrate with the usual exuberance of glitter and wigs… Continue reading Big Wig Ball

Coming Up

Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 5pm Pacific / 7:00 pm Central / 8:00 pm Eastern. (Includes extended viewing access of the recording through Sunday, March 21st) Hershey Felder, PUCCINI is the story of a young musician in love with the world of opera, and in particular Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly.  When,… Continue reading Coming Up

Important Message from General Director, Clare Burovac

It is with profound disappointment that we share with you news of the cancellation of our live performances of Menotti’s The Medium.  We’ve been watching City mandates carefully and had remained optimistic about presenting these performances at the Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park. However, with outdoor gatherings in Orleans Parish still limited to 25 people,… Continue reading Important Message from General Director, Clare Burovac

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A Night with the Black Opera Alliance

The Sylvain Society proudly presents A Night With The Black Opera Alliance Hosted by Bianca Spears, LMSW, Co-Chair of the Sylvain Society February 19th at 6:00 p.m. (CST) via Zoom RSVP Join the Sylvain Society Friday, February 19th at 6:00 pm for a free virtual event, a Night with the Black Opera Alliance. In celebration… Continue reading A Night with the Black Opera Alliance

New Orleans Opera Diversity/Equity Statement

The New Orleans Opera Association is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination. NOOA values diversity, recognizing that our differences contribute to our strength as an arts organization serving a diverse population. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity and see a diverse Board, staff, and artists as a… Continue reading New Orleans Opera Diversity/Equity Statement

New Orleans Opera Blog

I have been judging for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (MONC) for almost ten years.  It’s always a wonderful experience:  fly to the host city, meet the amazing volunteers who organize and fund-raise for the competition, listen to approximately 30 young opera singers competing for prize money, and, my favorite part, providing feedback to all of… Continue reading New Orleans Opera Blog

LaVergne Monette, soprano

Photo credit LaVergne Monette and OperaCréole

New Orleans Opera is very proud to present a new interview with soprano LaVergne Monette, the winner of the Lifetime Achievement in Classical Arts Award from the Gambit affiliated, Big Easy Awards. The interview is conducted by Founder and Artistic Director of the award-winning OperaCréole, New Orleans Opera artist and Advisory Board Member, Givonna Joseph, and directed by… Continue reading LaVergne Monette, soprano

Program Book

“Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to sing in our hometown for our New Orleans community! We want to thank New Orleans Opera and Maestro Lyall for this incredible opportunity. We chose this repertoire with much care and love, hoping that it will bring a musical comfort to everyone during these challenging times.“Stay safe and optimistic,… Continue reading Program Book