Carol Rausch

This coming weekend the Loyola Opera Theatre will tackle Leonard Bernstein's Candide, a comic operetta based on Voltaire's satiric novel. And although music director Carol Rausch has guided students through the opera over the years, she finds herself increasingly smitten by it. She'll explain why the play's message reverberates so clearly on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

A comic operetta performed last in New Orleans more than a century ago is making a comeback.  The Loyola University Opera presents it's new production of Jacques Offenbach's The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein.

WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at this French work which will be performed in English.