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Meet Dr. Tara Melvin- soprano, science fiction fan, author, Whovian, and the new Director of Partnerships and Education for New Orleans Opera.
Meet Edgar Dooky Chase III, owner of the legendary “Dooky Chase’s Restaurant”, NOOA board member, historical fiction writer, and more!
Meet Zara Zemmels- mezzo-soprano, NOOA chorister and ambassador, burlesque enthusiast and operatic drag king. Zara talks opera, gender, sexuality, pants roles, androgyny, drag, and Strauss.

Meet Mark-Anthony, NOOA Chorister and Outreach Artist, singer, arranger, educator, and more!
Meet Ranney Mize, Trustee of the New Orleans Opera Association
Meet Imani Francis, a recipient of the 2019 Donald W. Wood. Sr. Advancement Grant
Meet Julia Ernst, a winner of the 2019 Wood Competition
Clare Burovac, General and Artisitc Director