“I am hoping this will be an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better until we are able to be together in person at the theater. Let’s talk about what you love about New Orleans Opera, and I’ll share some of my favorite opera stories from my 30 years working in the field.”
Clare Burovac, General Director, New Orleans Opera
Pick your day, mix your drink, and come ready to share some stories!
Last month we announced that Clare Burovac joined New Orleans Opera as the General Director – Designate. Now, we’d like to take this opportunity to get to know each other a little bit better.
Enjoy the video above while you learn about Clare. Then help us get to know you by participating in a new survey. It’s not a long survey – it should only take you about 3 – 5 minutes to complete. But take your time if you have more than 5 minutes worth to say! We want to hear it all.
This event with OperaCréole is part of an ongoing series with community organizations sponsored byOPERA 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.
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.