Due to recent status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governor’s temporary ban on public events of over 250 people, NOOA must cancel our production of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. We understand this decision is disappointing to our audiences; however, the health and safety of our guests, artists, staff members, and our entire community is our first and greatest priority. Regarding our production of The Magic Flute on May 1st and 3rd, 2020, we are monitoring the situation and will adjust and announce as necessary. The Women’s Guild Mad Hatter’s fundraiser has been postponed and the date is to be determined.
Your support of New Orleans Opera Association, through the purchase of tickets is invaluable to what we present on stage, in classrooms, and out in the community. To continue that support, we have provided the option of donating the price of your ticket to the organization. All donations are tax deductible and go a long way to ensure that we are able to present outstanding opera for years to come. Thank you for your consideration.
We will communicate directly to all ticket holders via the US mail, email, and phone to share the processes in place regarding ticket donations, exchanges or refunds. Please call the Box Office with questions at (504) 529-3000 or email: email@example.com.
for your continued support of Opera in America’s First City of Opera,
This music drama is free and open to the public but you must have a ticket to enter. Call the box office at (504) 529-3000 to secure your seat.
The Falling and The
Rising chronicles the journey of a soldier recovering from a roadside
attack. While in a medically-induced coma, she imagines interactions with
fellow service members, each sharing a particular tale that provides insights
into her own situation. The dedication and resiliency she discovers with them
helps her find the strength to recover, and to return home to her family.
This collaborative effort by members of The U.S. Army Field
Band and the team of Zach Redler, composer, and Jerre Dye, librettist, was
inspired by collective interviews with dozens of active duty Army veterans at
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Fort George
G. Meade, Maryland, and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
“I have a whole new
understanding of my role as a soldier,” said Sgt. 1st Class Ben Hilgert, the
co-creator and executive producer of “The Falling and The Rising.” “You can’t
hear those stories and have it not change you. This project tells the Army
story in a very human way. The stories contained in the opera speak truth to
the service of soldiers, while at the same time highlighting the resiliency and
strength demanded of them.”
“…this is the first opera produced and performed by active
duty soldiers. Their connection, experience and commitment honors those who
serve in defense of the nation and its ideals.” – Garnett Bruce, Artistic
Advisor of the San Antonio Opera
Accompanied by members of
the Louisiana Philharmonic
In collaboration with the US Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus.