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16 December 2017

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Orphée aux Enfers

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Laughs aplenty in Offenbach’s satire that spares nobody
16 Nov 17 / OperaWire
New Orleans Opera's 'Orpheus' blurs lines between opera, Broadway
12 Nov 17 / The New Orleans Advocate
Pagliacci

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Opera Association opens season with enjoyable 'Cavalleria Rusticana' and 'Pagliacci'
8 Oct 17 / The New Orleans Advocate
Cavalleria Rusticana

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Opera Association opens season with enjoyable 'Cavalleria Rusticana' and 'Pagliacci'
8 Oct 17 / The New Orleans Advocate
Faust

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

New Orleans Opera Association presents devilishly good 'Faust'
3 Apr 17 / The New Orleans Advocate
Sweeney Todd

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Sweeney Todd' delivers as musical and opera
13 Feb 17 / Times-Picayne
Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd' fills seats for New Orleans Opera Association
13 Feb 17 / The Advocate
Macbeth

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

MACBETH conquers at Mahalia Jackson Theatre
18 Nov 16 / Broadway World
Michael Chioldi was a fine choice for the title role
14 Nov 16 / The Advocate
Don Giovanni

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Don Giovanni' offers a timely counterpart to the latest political headlines
10 Oct 16 / The New Orleans Advocate
N.O. Opera seduces audiences with a sexy 'Don Giovanni' as it opens 74th season
9 Oct 16 / Times-Picayne
Tosca

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

N.O. Opera ends season with intensely dramatic ‘Tosca’
10 Apr 16 / The Advocate
Dead Man Walking

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A provocative tragedy that expands death penalty arguments
6 Mar 16 / Times-Picayne
New Orleans Opera’s ‘Dead Man Walking’ is gripping musical theater
6 Mar 16 / The Advocate
Die Fledermaus

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Well sung, acted 'Fledermaus' will go to audience's head at N.O. Opera
16 Nov 15 / Times-Picayne
Well sung, acted 'Fledermaus' will go to audience's head at N.O. Opera
16 Nov 15 / Bayoubuzz
New Orleans Opera’s ‘Fledermaus’ offers beautiful music and lots of laughs
15 Nov 15 / The New Orleans Advocate
La Traviata

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

New Orleans Opera Association opens its 73rd season with Verdi's 'La Traviata'
13 Oct 15 / Times-Picayne
Le nozze di Figaro

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 3

'Le Nozze di Figaro' closes season with opera that pleases the ears
14 Apr 15 / Times-Picayne
Opera ends season with Figaro's high note
13 Apr 15 / NOLA Defender
N.O. Opera closes season with appealing ‘Marriage of Figaro’
13 Apr 15 / The New Orleans Advocate
Lucia di Lammermoor

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Lucia di Lammermoor' more than a mad scene in director's strong vision
15 Mar 15 / Times-Picayne
Soprano, tenor shine in N.O. Opera’s ‘Lucia’ production
15 Mar 15 / The New Orleans Advocate
Rusalka

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Beautiful music, design of 'Rusalka' can't keep N.O. Opera's lifeless staging afloat
16 Nov 14 / Times-Picayne
Carmen

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Passionate, lively ‘Carmen’ opens N.O. opera season
12 Oct 14 / Bayoubuzz
New Orleans Opera's femme fatale
12 Oct 14 / La Defender
La bohème

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'La Boheme' a sweet, romantic musical kiss from N.O. Opera
7 Apr 14 / Times-Picayne
The light in the attic
6 Apr 14 / La Defender
Cendrillon

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

New Orleans Opera finds the right foot with Massenet's familiar fairy tale
16 Feb 14 / NOLA Defender
The glass slipper fits, tunefully
15 Feb 14 / Times-Picayne
Noye's Fludde

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

N.O. Opera's 'Noah's Flood' awash with magic, deep emotion
17 Nov 13 / Times-Picayne
Der Vampyr

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

N.O. Opera opens season with well-sung, but campy 'Vampire'
13 Oct 13 / Times-Picayne
New Orleans Opera Association gives German opera a crescent city update
13 Oct 13 / NOLA Defender
Madama Butterfly

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

'Madama Butterfly' closes season for N.O. Opera with some strong singing
14 Apr 13 / Times-Picayne
Samson et Dalila

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Virile singing gives N.O. Opera's 'Samson' its winning strength
17 Mar 13 / Times-Picayne
Il barbiere di Siviglia

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A cunning crowd pleaser
19 Nov 12 / La Defender
New Orleans Opera Association opens its subscription season with 'The Barber of Seville'
18 Nov 12 / Times-Picayne
Pagliacci

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A hotly passionate finale for N.O. Opera's season
29 Apr 12 / Times-Picayne
Carmina Burana

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A hotly passionate finale for N.O. Opera's season
29 Apr 12 / Times-Picayne
Salome

New Orleans Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Bravo to a daring and well-done production
13 Mar 12 / Best of New Orleans
N.O. Opera unveils a sultry, strongly sung 'Salome'
4 Mar 12 / Times-Picayne
Head games
4 Mar 12 / NOLA Defender
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News & Articles

New Orleans Opera extends contract with director Robert Lyall
The New Orleans Opera Association has extended its contract with Robert Lyall through 2017-18 season, the maestro who serves as general and artistic director for the company.
16 Sep 2014 / Times-Picayne
New Orleans Opera announces 2014-15 season of four works
The New Orleans Opera has quietly announced its 2014-2015 season with a post on the organization's website.
19 Mar 2014 / Times-Picayne
New Orleans Opera unveils daring 2013-14 season
The bill includes one big crowd pleaser – Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme” -- and a trio of a compelling, rarely produced works, by Heinrich Marschner, Benjamin Britten and Jules Massenet.
31 May 2013 / Times-Picayne
New Orleans Opera refuses to sing the blues over tough economy
Verdi's Requiem will replace the usual fourth full opera, but the company assures patrons that the move does not signal an impending death knell for the company.
28 Jul 2009 / Times-Picayne
New Orleans Opera wins national award
Opera America has awarded a 2007 Bravo! Award to the New Orleans Opera.
2 May 2007 / Times-Picayne