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The Stage Is Ready: New Orleans Opera Announces New Season

09:00 May 04, 2021
By: Staff

The New Orleans Opera, which strives to continue the city's long history as a prime location for opera in America, just recently announced its new 2021-22 season. The announcement comes as New Orleans slowly works towards opening back up after being under lockdown for more than a year because of COVID-19.

"This season captures so much of what we love about opera: it is bookended by the works of two great operatic composers, Wagner and Puccini," Clare Burovac, general director of the New Orleans Opera, said. "Between those productions, we have an exceptional evening of opera and dance, which honors an American icon, as well as a celebratory concert featuring some of the greatest music ever composed. As we take steps towards recovering from the effects of this pandemic, this season feels like a breath of fresh air - like the sun rising after a long winter.

Subscription packages for the entire season are on sale now. An early-bird discount, which offers 30 percent off a single ticket, is also currently available to the general public until July 1, 2021. Single tickets will also go on sale on July 1.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 504-529-3000. A list of New Orleans Opera's 2021-22 season, include locations, dates, and times, are as follows:

Wagner's Die Walküre, Act 1

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

1419 Basin St.

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.

An Homage to Josephine Baker - Thomas Cipullo's Josephine and a world premiere performance from the Marigny Opera Ballet

Marigny Opera House

725 St. Ferdinand St.

Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 7, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.

Gala Concert featuring the New Orleans Opera Chorus

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

1419 Basin St.

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.

Puccini's La bohème

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

1419 Basin St.

Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday April 3, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.

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