OPERA EDUCATION

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.

Donald W. Wood, Sr Vocal Competition

Winners of the 2019 Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition: FIRST PLACE FEMALE WINNER: JULIA ERNST, Senior, Archbishop Hannan High School, Covington, Louisiana, Instructor: Dr. Maryanne Kyle FIRST PLACE MALE WINNER: SEBASTIEN SHAYS, Senior, Lusher Charter School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Instructors: Dr. Beth Rota and Dr. William Mouat SECOND PLACE ...
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Student Night Out

Carmen – Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater Joan of Arc – Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater Charlie Parker’s Yardbird – Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at The New Orleans Jazz Market The Magic Flute – Wednesday, ...
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2019 – 2020 Opéra Nouvelle Schedule

September 6, 2019---7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Carmen and Late 19th Century French Opera: Friday Nights at NOMA! October 20, 2019 ---3:00 p.m. Sculpture Gardens Mixed-Media Concert at NOMA. January 16, 2020---6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Joan of Arc, Une femme pour les âges: Ogden Museum After Hours! March 1, ...
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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 A CELEBRATION IN SONG Opéra Creole Artistic Director Givonna Joseph’s engaging program for grades PK through 12 is designed for ...
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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. BUILD AN OPERA We offer students in middle and high school the opportunity to build operas from traditional or original storylines ...
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Like what you see?

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

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
  • Summer Youth Festivals
  • Opera Camps
  • Concerts, performances and SO MUCH MORE!

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