Puccini’s La bohème

The New Orleans Opera Box Office is now closed. Tickets can be purchased from TicketMaster in the lobby of the Mahalia Jackson Theater located at 1419 Basin Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office Hours: Friday, April 1, 4:30 – 7:45 PMSunday, April 3, 12:00 – 2:45 PM Puccini’s most famous opera… Continue reading Puccini’s La bohème

Gala Concert

All discount offers end when the New Orleans Opera Box Office Closes. New Orleans Opera Box Office closes at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 11, 2022. Online ticket sales for Friday’s performance will be available until 1:00 PM on Friday, February 11, 2022. Online ticket sales for Sunday’s performance will be available until 9:00 AM… Continue reading Gala Concert

Director’s Note

Lauren E. Turner, Director A performer/director/ producer, and community facilitator, Lauren is driven by her interest in equitable, place-based, culturally relevant theatre especially as it pertains to the global south. She is directing this production of An Homage to Josephine Baker and is also the Artistic Director for No Dream Deferred NOLA. Her work lives… Continue reading Director’s Note

Ticket Holder Message

To all ticket holders for An Homage to Josephine Baker:   Happy New Year!  Have you heard the news yet? An Homage to Josephine Baker is SOLD OUT!   Our Box Office has started a waitlist, and it is growing daily. We look forward to seeing you at the Marigny Opera House, but ask if you cannot attend, that you please contact the Box Office as soon as… Continue reading Ticket Holder Message

An Homage to Josephine Baker

The Ranney and Emel Songu Mize Chamber Opera Series On April 8, 1975, Josephine Baker took the stage for the last time before a packed audience of fans and celebrities in Paris, performing a revue that extolled her own five-decade career in spectacular fashion. Just four days later she would pass away. Cipullo’s single-scene, one-act… Continue reading An Homage to Josephine Baker

Virtual Opera Orientation

New Orleans Opera is going virtual with the Opera Orientation for An Homage to Josephine Baker. Join Clare Burovac, New Orleans Opera’s General and Artistic Director, Dave Hurlbert, Marigny Opera House’s Executive Director, and special guests as they discuss Josephine the opera, the ballet, and the inspiration for both. FREE!Sunday, January 2, 20224:00 PMON ZOOM… Continue reading Virtual Opera Orientation

Opera on Tap!

Opera on Tap Goes Indoors for the Holidays! If you haven’t been to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) during the past year, take advantage of the free admission for all Louisiana residents on Wednesdays (see below links for the December 2021 exhibits). Then stay after hours for a musical treat in the new… Continue reading Opera on Tap!

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

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

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.