New Orleans Opera Association
1010 Common St. | Suite 1820 | New Orleans | 504.529.3000
1.800.881.4459 | www.neworleansopera.org General and artistic director: Robert Lyall
The New Orleans Opera Association’s 66th season will begin in October. In January, the world’s greatest tenor returns to New Orleans to celebrate the re-opening of the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts with a gala concert and dedication of The Placido Domingo Stage.
Performances are at McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, New Orleans. See the Web site or call for subscription information and updated times.
Manon Lescaut | Oct. 17 at 8 p.m., Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. The tragic love story was Puccini’s first international triumph. NOOA welcomes back stage director Jay Lesenger; Robert Lyall conducts The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; featuring soprano Melody Moore, baritone Brian Mulligan, tenor Roy C. Smith, and bass Timothy Nolen and Christian Reinert.
Don Giovanni | Nov. 14 at 8 p.m., Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Mozart’s masterpiece premiered in 1787 and reigns as one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. Matthew Lata directs this more modern look at the theatrical gem; Garrett Keast conducts; featuring baritone Lucas Meachem, soprano Juliana DiGiacomo, soprano Yali-Marie William, tenor Chad Johnson, bass Daniel Mobbs, soprano Maureen McKay and baritone Kenneth Weber.