OperaCréole celebrates 10 Years!

We regret to announce that this concert is postponed due to COVID. OperaCréole, New Orleans Opera, and The Amistad Research Center are committed to rescheduling the performance! Please fill out the form below so that we can send you the updated information as it is confirmed. Thank you for understanding! A message for ticket holders:… Continue reading OperaCréole celebrates 10 Years!

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The Storybook Project

Welcome to the New Orleans Opera’s Storybook Project: a new, online adventure you can join at school or at home! Created by Director of Community Partnerships and Education, Dr. Tara A. Melvin, and directed by Dylan Trần, New Orleans Opera’s Storybook Project is a free program geared toward our youngest audiences. Listen to local storytellers… Continue reading The Storybook Project

5 Kreyol Musicians in 5 Minutes

Happy International Kreyol Day! Kreyol (Creole) history and opera history are inseparable here in New Orleans. With the help of OperaCréole‘s Givonna Joseph, we are shining the spotlight on five musicians of Louisiana Kreyol Heritage. Lenora Lafayette (1926-1975)  Soprano and opera star – Baton RougeLenora Lafayette was the first major opera star of color. She… Continue reading 5 Kreyol Musicians in 5 Minutes

Goodnight Moon / Mondnacht

Goodnight Moonby Margaret Wise Brownpictures by Clement Hurdread by Donald Lewisscore by Dylan Trần filmed at The New Orleans Jazz Market Mondnachtby Robert Schumanntext by Heinrich Marschnersung by Spencer Reichman piano by Dr. Aaron Mathewstranslation by Emily Ezust filmed at Xavier University of Louisiana Coloring Pages from Local Artists: Sarah Clostio Artistry

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 sylvain@neworleansopera.org 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