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New Orleans Opera
New Orleans Opera

New Orleans Opera

Opera has robust presence in New Orleans with traditional shows and modern twists

Opera divas have been hitting high notes onstage in New Orleans since 1796, when, on May 22, while George Washington was in the White House, the first documented opera performance was staged in the city. Since that performance of Ernest Grétry's Sylvain, productions classical and contemporary have graced stages through present day. Today's Opera Association is breaking new ground with first-ever local performances of modern English-language operas by American composers. Along with the standard repertoire of French, Italian and German classics, the New Orleans Opera Association's success in combining the old and the new is measured in a long, continuous string of dazzling performances in a variety of places. 

New Orleans Opera Companies & Troupes
  • Bon Operatit!, a well-seasoned ensemble of classical singers serves up a perfect pairing of opera and musical theatre hits that are sure to invigorate the senses. The ensemble can be heard performing...
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  • America's first city of opera. The New Orleans Opera produces and presents a full season of grand opera. Join us as we help to create a bright future for our city and our cultural arts.
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