MetroPelican Opera

The education/outreach wing of the New Orleans Opera Association, was founded in 1988 by Arthur Cosenza. He chose Metro to represent the 7-parish population base of New Orleans, and Pelican for the state bird. MetroPelican has subsequently toured throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

You can help the New Orleans Opera Education Department reach even more people in our community.

Make a donation today! And your contribution will support:
  • MetroPelican Opera – enrichment programs available to schools across the greater metro area
  • Opera Nouvelle and Opera On Tap – lively evenings of operatic song in informal settings (not to mention the careers of talented young and emerging artists who perform!)
  • Student Night Out – free access to live opera performances for students across the region
  • Opera Camps
Concerts, performances and SO MUCH MORE!
Opera Education

School Performances

We offer a variety of performances for your school or educational center and can create custom performances and programming as needed.
September through May – bookings dependent on artists’ availability

Opera Education

School Programming

We offer a variety of educational programs for your school or learning center and create custom curriculum as needed and programs are available for booking from September through May.

Opera Education

Opéra Nouvelle

The remainder of the 2019-2020 Opéra Nouvelle performances are cancelled.
We are working on the 2020-2021 Schedule and can’t wait to share all the exciting news as soon as possible!

Opera Education

Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition

The Wood Competition is in its fifth year as a significant young artist entry vehicle into the professional realm of singing.  Past participants have enjoyed regional, national and international celebrity as young artist professionals.

Opera Education

Student Night Out

Sponsored by the Louise B. Martin Family Fund
2020-2021 Dates TBA soon!

Opera Education

Donald W. Wood Sr. Advancement Grant

The Wood Operatic Advancement Grant is a branch of the New Orleans Opera Association’s Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition and it provides financial assistance to the winners of the Wood Competition.

For more information and to get involved with the Education Department contact Director of Education
William Manning Mouat, 504-267-9535