New Orleans Opera Blog – July 2021

New Orleans Opera staff members tackle the Proust Questionnaire (kinda) by way of Vanity Fair with our own operatic flair: Devin Johnson, Patron Services Manager Devin is pictured here with her son in November of 2018 at the Children’s Museum for his 3rd birthday party. Describe your job in 25 words or less: Serving as… Continue reading New Orleans Opera Blog – July 2021

New Orleans Opera Blog – March 2021

Maestro Robert Lyall rehearsing with members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007 for our production of The Medium in partnership with Music@Madewood.

In spite of an impressive list of instrumental compositions—a symphony, a symphonic poem, two piano concerti, a violin concerto, a double-bass concerto, a Triple Concerto featuring three groups of three soloists, and a ballet, works written over a period of four decades, it is Gian Carlo Menotti’s operas that have endured. Not surprisingly, there are… Continue reading New Orleans Opera Blog – March 2021

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