On the Stage

Friday, September 27, 2024

6:30 pm Pre-Opera Party
6:30 pm Nuts and Bolts Lecture
7:30 pm Performance

Sunday, September 29, 2024

1:30 pm Pre-Opera Party
1:30 pm Nuts and Bolts Lecture
2:30 pm Performance

Join us for a post-show talkback immediately following the performances.


Giacomo Puccini, Composer
Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa, Librettist

Tosca is a timeless opera that tells a story of love, passion, and political intrigue set in the heart of Rome. The story revolves around the fiery opera singer Floria Tosca, who finds herself caught up in a web of political upheaval and personal sacrifice.

With soaring arias and spine-tingling suspense, the opera hurtles toward a thrilling climax where passion clashes with power, and sacrifice becomes the ultimate act of defiance. Don’t miss this tour de force of soaring music and intense drama.


Melody Moore, Tosca
Dominick Chenes, Cavaradossi
Reginald Smith, Jr., Scarpia
Edwin Jhamal Davis, Angelotti
Ivan Griffin, Sacristan
Giacomo Puccini, composer
Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, librettists
George Manahan, conductor
Christopher Mattaliano, stage director

Musical accompaniment provided by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Tosca, Student Night Out

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 – 7:00 pm

This open dress rehearsal is free to groups of students and school chaperones. Registered students have the chance to experience the entire New Orleans Opera Season!

In the Community


Our virtual lecture series is back!

Community Converstations

Community Conversations takes a thematic topic from the season’s operas that impact our communities today. Let’s Talk!

Opera on Tap

September 11, 2024 @ The Domino
September 18, 2024 @ Abita Brew Pub

New Orleans Opera’s popular free concert series “Opera on Tap” returns in 2024-2025! 

Meet The Artists.

Dominick Chenes


Reginald Smith, Jr.


Edwin Jhamal Davis


George Manahan


Christopher Mattaliano

Stage Director

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

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