Come to the opera and fall in love again – at your own peril! The New Orleans Opera Association presents Bizet’s Carmen Friday, October 4th at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 6th at 2:30 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.

Carmen is a mesmerizing gypsy loved and desired by many, but who remains true only to herself. First a soldier, then a toreador lose themselves to her hypnotic allure and bear the consequences of learning that Carmen lives life on her own terms.

Experience the drama and passion of this great music combined with powerful staging, beautiful singing and Bizet’s rich orchestration.

The One You Have Been Warned About. And You Still Fall in Love. The New Orleans Opera Presents Carmen!

Carmen Student Night Out

Through the generous support of their sponsors, the New Orleans Opera is able to provide FREE tickets to fully staged dress rehearsals to regional students! Please fill out this form to request Student Night Out tickets for your school group or community-based organization. One free chaperone ticket is provided for every five students who are confirmed to attend. Visit the Education section of NewOrleansOpera.org for more information. Carmen Student Night Out is Wednesday October 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theatre.

The One You Have Been Warned About. And You Still Fall in Love. The New Orleans Opera Presents Carmen!

Carmen Opening Night Party

Get carried away by the opera then get on your feet to dance the habanera with music by Julio and Cesar at the Post Party celebrating the Opening Night of Carmen, October 4th after the 7:30 p.m. performance. Enjoy Signature cocktail by Seven Three Distilling and passed hors d’oeuvres by Ralph Brennan’s Catering. Tickets to this festive occasion are $35 per person. Tickets to the opera start at $30 and opera tickets are required to attend this special event.

In addition to mainstage productions, the New Orleans Opera offers the Chamber Opera “Detour” Series in smaller theaters and performing arts spaces throughout the city. For season subscriptions or single tickets to visit New OrleansOpera.org.