Student Passes are SOLD OUT for Carmen

STUDENT PASSES are temporarily SOLD OUT – sales will begin again immediately following Carmen.

There will be a Student Rush on Friday and Sunday – ALL available tickets are 1/2 off – one ticket/valid student ID.

FRIDAY, Box Office at Mahalia Jackson Theater opens at 6:00 p.m., Student Rush tickets available at 6:30 p.m. (far right window)

SUNDAY, Box Office at Mahalia Jackson Theater opens at 1:00, Student Rush tickets available at 1:30 p.m. (far right window)

3 operas for $30!!

This pass provides students with the best available tickets for New Orleans Opera performances ONLY at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. It can be used in any combination – all three tickets for one opera or one ticket for three operas!

Apply the Code: SPass on the Friday or Sunday Mainstage Series links. It will not work for the Full Series.

Click here to order your pass (you may combine it with regularly priced subscriptions).

This also entitles the pass holder to last-minute specials and deals for other events throughout the year.

Students must:

  • Purchase pass in advance.
  • Arrive at Theater no later than 1/2 hour prior to the performance.
  • You must present a school ID for each ticket redeemed.

Any and all students (K-12 + college/university students) can purchase a pass, teachers and parents who need help purchasing the pass for their students/children please contact the Box Office at 504-529-3000.

Your pass will be waiting for you in the Box Office at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on performance day. See you at the Opera!

October OPERAtunity

Scenic Studio Tour – Cocktails and Canvas

Where can you see a bowl of eyeballs and several swords next to a huge chandelier in front of rows and rows of props? It’s like a candy store for everyone that ever dreamed of putting on a show in their childhood!

Here’s your chance to live the dream. Join the Sylvain Society on Thursday, October 17th for a tour and then stick around for the Canvas & Cocktail event following.

5:30 PM Tour of the Scenic Studio, Free
Guided tour where the costumes and sets for our operas are created.

6:30 PM Canvas & Cocktails, $35
Hosted by The Weathered Canvas’

H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio, 3020 Lausat St., Metairie, LA 70001

A Haunting Affair

The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association presents 

“A Haunting Affair”

Saturday October 26, 2019

In the haunted Guild Home at

2504 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA

Patron Party 7-8PM / General Admission 8PM

Dance the night away to the music of 

The Yat Pack

Feast on Heavenly Food and Wicked Libations

Costume or Black Tie optional

Tickets: Patron: $150, Couple: $275

General: $125, Couple: $225

For more information, call (504) 267-9534 or email supportgroupliaison@neworleansopera.org

After the Curtain Falls…

On stage at the Mahalia Jackson Theater

Join us for a Post Party celebrating the Opening Night of Carmen! October 4, 2019 after the 7:30 p.m. performance.

Get carried away by the opera then get on your feet to dance the habanera with music by Julio and Cesar!

Signature Cocktail thanks to Seven Three Distilling.

Passed hors d’oeuvres by Ralph Brennan’s Catering.

Tickets to this festive occasion are $35 per person. Tickets to the opera start at $30 and opera tickets are required to attend this special event.

Salon de Jeanne d’Arc

Saturday September 21, 2019 9:30 AM @ Woldenberg Art Center

A full-day conference co-hosted by Tulane University’s Department of Medieval Studies and the Joan of Arc Project.

Morning theme: “The Middle Ages in the Popular Imagination”.

Afternoon theme: Behind-the-scenes for the upcoming New Orleans Opera production of Tchaikovsky’s Joan of Arc. Free and open to the public. (This session starts at 1:00 p.m.)

Throughout the conference, attendees can meet and greet krewe leaders and members or become a krewe member, and view costumes and other items related to the 12- year-old walking parade that marches each Twelfth Night in the French Quarter on Joan of Arc’s birthday, January 6th.  Members may also purchase throws and other krewe merchandise.

Full Schedule of Events here.

Innovative Explorations at Le Musée de f.p.c.

This event with OperaCréole is part of an ongoing series with community organizations sponsored by OPERA America’s Innovation Grants.

Did you know New Orleans is home to one of the country’s few attractions dedicated exclusively to preserving the material culture of and telling the story of free people of color? It is. And you are invited to join us at Le Musée de f.p.c. for a presentation and tour celebrating real 19th Century New Orleans free people of color who contributed so much to our music, culture, and economy.

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
  • at Le Musée de f.p.c. 2336 Esplanade Avenue

Today, inside Le Musée de f.p.c., walls and shelves reveal rarely seen documents — manumission papers granting freedom to former slaves, property records showing that one-third of the French Quarter was once owned by people of color and, finally, a replica of a petition that was hand-delivered in 1864 to President Lincoln by two prominent free black men from New Orleans, Arnold Bertonneau and Jean Baptiste Roudanez, the brother of Louis Charles.

The New York Times (full article here)

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited to 50 people so click below and sign up to secure your seats.

Pictured: Henriette Delille, Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez , Basile Bares, and Edmond Dédé

OperaCréole Website: www.operacreole.com

Museum Website: www.lemuseedefpc.com

OPERA America’s Innovation Grants support exceptional projects that have the capacity to improve the vibrancy of opera in the field’s most important areas of practice. These grants invest $1.5 million annually, enabling organizations to increase their investment in experimentation and innovation, and contribute to field-wide learning. This program is made possible by the generosity of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

The New Orleans Opera Association’s Wood Operatic Advancement Grant

The Wood Operatic Advancement Grant (the “WOAG”), a branch of the New Orleans Opera Association’s Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition (the “Wood Competition”), provides financial assistance to the winners of the Wood Competition to help them in pursuit of their career in the performance area of opera while studying in college or post-graduate studies. The WOAG was the idea of Phyllis Treigle, the Vocal Music Chair at the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts and set in motion by Debby Hirsch Wood (the Founder and Director of the Wood Competition).

The Grant is open only to winners (first, second, or honorable mention) of the Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition.

The purpose to which the grant will be applied is for expenses relating to the pursuit of the Wood Competition winners’ career in opera performance whether in college or post-graduate studies.

Expenses may include (but are not limited to) travel and related expenses for auditions, coaching, out-of-town studies, performances, college/post-college expenses, meals, or any and all expenses related in pursuit of their degree or career in opera performance. 

The WOAG is solely for the purpose of promoting up-and-coming opera performers.

  • Applications will be accepted for the Fall/Winter WOAG no later than midnight, September 30.   
  • The Fall/Winter WOAG period runs August 1 through January 31.
  • Applications will be accepted for the Spring/Summer WOAG no later than midnight, February 15.
  • The Spring/Summer period runs February 1 through July 31.

A team (chosen by the Director of the WOAG) from the New Orleans Opera Association (the “Team”) will decide recipient(s) of The Grant. The Team will announce the recipient(s) shortly after applications are reviewed and decisions made by the Team.

Any misrepresentation on the application or abuse of stipulation during funding period is cause for disqualification without benefit of appeal.

For more information please contact:

If given this grant, you will need to submit a follow-up brief email to the Founder and Director of The Grant on how the grant empowered you to pursue your operatic vocal career. Your email will be used by the New Orleans Opera Association/Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition.

You may contact Ms. Wood at (504) 931-3608 with any questions.

Past President’s Tea

Tuesday September 24, 2019 2:00 PM @ Opera Guild Home

Join us to honor the past presidents of the Women’s Guild. Admission is free to current members and $25 for non members.

Opera Club Dinner – Carmen

Saturday, September 28, 2019 7:00 PM @ Opera Guild Home

The members of the Opera Club of the New Orleans Opera Association invite you to join us on Saturday, September 28 to a party to celebrate the opening of the Opera Season and to dine with the stars of Carmen.

Women’s Guild Home, 2504 Prytania Street   

Cocktails at 7:00 o’clock

Dinner at 8:00 o’clock

Cocktail Attire – Black Tie Optional

Entertainment by Casey Candebat

Cuisine by Saffron Nola

Catering Tickets $150 per person – Seating is limited

For more information, contact Jenny Chapman for reservations supportgroupliaison@neworleansopera.org    (504)267-9534