2021 – 2022 ALLONS on ZOOM Discover fascinating details about Josephine Baker’s life and work with the French Resistance during World War II; learn how William Shakespeare, as a playwright and poet, has been an inspiration for operatic productions from his era through the present day; and hear about the 1851 novel by Henri Murger… Continue reading ALLONS!

Student Night Out

Join us for Student Night Out! Sponsored by the Louise Baehr Martin Memorial Fund

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

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

Music + Words: OPERA WORKS!

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 Enjoy this fun… Continue reading Music + Words: OPERA WORKS!

Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition

AND the winners are… 1st Place: Sophia Lucurto, Senior from Chalmette High School. Annelise Cassar Tedesco, teacher. 2nd Place: Brendan Jones, Senior from Devillier Educational Center. Corliss Smith, teacher. 3rd Place: Aubrey Smith, Sophomore from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle, teacher. Honorable Mention: Henry Herbert, Senior from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle,… Continue reading Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition

Classroom Projects – Intermediate

Create an Opera Scene from Home! We are replacing our in-class engagements with an engaging program, where the students learn about singing, opera history, and then, they create their own opera scenes at home. We will provide a step by step manual – written at a 6th grade level for accessibility – as well as… Continue reading Classroom Projects – Intermediate

Scenic Songs: Off the Stage

An online concert to enjoy with your classroom. This is a virtual concert created to bring the joy and fun of opera and musical theater from the homes of local artists directly to the students. Most people today are likely familiar with musicals thanks to Disney and Broadway, but we’re willing to bet that the majority… Continue reading Scenic Songs: Off the Stage