New Orleans Opera 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Celebrating Our History – Looking to Our Future

New Orleans Opera Diamond Jubilee Weekend Celebrates
75 Years of Opera with Historic Memories &
Legendary Musical Moments!

International stars and Louisiana's leading talent come together with a 90-member Chorus and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra to salute our rich past and to usher in the next 75 years of opera. Maestro Robert Lyall will lead the combined forces in rousing selections by Verdi, Mozart, Offenbach, Rossini, Puccini, Wagner, Bizet, Gershwin, a collection of Broadway favorites, and more! There will also be a Soirèe on Friday evening celebrating 75 years in New Orleans Opera History prior to the show as well as a brunch on Sunday.

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New Orleans Opera 75th Anniversary Celebration!
The Anniversary Concert

Fri. April 20th, 8pm & Sun. April 22nd, 2:30pm Featuring Raymond Aceto, Luretta Bybee, Casey Candebat, Leslie Castay, Ivan Griffin, Paul Groves, Kathleen Halm, Daveda Karanas, Angela Mannino, Sarah Jane McMahon, Lucas Meachem, Chauncey Packer, and more. Patrons are invited to join NOOA one hour prior for "Nuts & Bolts," an informative lecture about the evening's performance. Tickets

SOIRÈE 75 - Cocktail Reception

SOIRÈE 75 will take place prior to the Friday performance at 6:30pm. The event will feature food provided by The Country Club New Orleans, live painting by artist Andrew Wilkie, historic memorabilia giveaways, and an exhibit of New Orleans Opera History. Tickets for this event are $75. View Menu Here
New Orleans Opera 75th Anniversary Celebration!
New Orleans Opera 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Champagne Brunch

There will also be a Champagne Brunch prior to the Sunday performance with seating available at both 12:30 and 1:30 pm provided by Another Broken Egg Cafè. Tickets for the brunch are $25 for adults and $15 for children. View Menu or Reserve your Seats Today!

This year, the New Orleans Opera Association marks 75 seasons of excellence in operatic performance. "As we look back over our history, we have much to be proud of! We are thrilled to bring back many of the beloved stars of our stage from past seasons for our Diamond Jubilee Concert" says General and Artistic Director, Robert Lyall. "While we honor our history, we will also look forward to the promise of an even brighter future."

To mark this anniversary season, the company has committed to initiatives that include broadening and diversifying their audience, building new connections across the community, and nurturing up-and-coming talent. "We are committed to our tradition of excellence while contributing to the cultural richness of our city," says Lyall.



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