Tag: Jack Belsom

  • A History of Opera in New Orleans 

    A History of Opera in New Orleans 

    by Jack Belsom, Archivist  THE EARLY YEARS  The date of the very first staging of opera in the Crescent City cannot be firmly established and seems forever lost to music historians.  But it can safely be stated that since 1796, in the final decade of the Spanish colonial era, New Orleans has had operatic performances…

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