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Opera Season Postponed

To our New Orleans Opera family,  

As eager as we are to see you again and enjoy live opera together, we must proceed with everyone’s well-being and safety as the topmost priority. The current climb in COVID-19 cases across the state has caused us to re-evaluate our aspiration of opening our season in the fall. We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020-2021 season’s start until January 2021 – a three-month delay. 

The opera’s promoted repertory for next season is still the same, although the dates have changed to accommodate a slightly compressed schedule.

Here are the new performance dates:

Beethoven’s FIDELIO – Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16, 2021

Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE – Friday, March 19 and Sunday, March 21, 2021

Gershwin’s PORGY & BESS – Friday, April 30, 2021 and Sunday, May 2, 2021

Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Friday, May 21 and Sunday, May 23, 2021  

Please know if you have already purchased a season subscription, your tickets will transfer.

If you have a conflict with the new dates, please call the Box Office at (504) 529-3000 or email boxoffice@neworleansopera.org. We have also extended our Early-Bird pricing through November 1, 2020.

Our intention at this time is to mount each production at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts (previously FIDELIO was to be performed at the Orpheum Theater). This is, of course, contingent upon any further decisions by the Mayor and the Governor and we are constantly monitoring this situation.   

On behalf of our Board and staff, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this challenging time together. We will continue to update you with any new changes as they occur.

Very best wishes,

Robert Lyall, General and Artistic Director

Clare Burovac, General Director – Designate