Opéra Nouvelle

Opéra Nouvelle concerts feature live music from upcoming operas, as well as a free-flowing dialogue with the audience about the composers, the music and the history of each mainstage production in the season. Recent and upcoming venues include NOMA, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Temple Sinai and Deutsches Haus.


 2019 – 2020 Opéra Nouvelle Schedule

  • September 20, 2019—7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Carmen and Late 19th Century French Opera: Friday Nights 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, 2020—3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Opera Americana and Music to Lift the Spirit: Temple Sinai!
  • April 7, 2020—7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Star-Blazing Queen, The Magic Flute and Hubble Telescope Images: SECOND ANNUAL Deutsches Haus Kulturabend!


Innovative Connections in 2019-2020 include the literary figure of Carmen, along with the historical figure of Joan of Arc that allows our audiences to witness two women of power. Carmen – originally a creation by Prosper Merimée – is a freedom-loving gypsy who follows her true nature even unto death, as does the real-life Joan of Arc, who was burned at the stake for her leadership and her convictions.  The Temple Sinai concert will feature predominant American composers of opera who were (and are) influenced by jazz and musical theatre legends like Charlie Parker, whose life will be the centerpiece of our early April, 2020 opera, Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. Our final offering will be a continuation of the celebration of Austrian composer Mozart and Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) with stunning visual images from the Hubble Telescope in a spectacular feast for the senses!


Guest Speakers and Artists
Join our roster of guest speakers, musicians, and singers, each with a unique perspective on the upcoming operas!

For More Information, Contact:
William Manning Mouat
Director Of Education
Phone: 504.267.9535
E-mail: Education@neworleansopera.org