New Orleans Opera

Today on Inside the ArtsĀ you'll hear about a big celebration in Bywater, kicking off the grand opening of the second phase of a housing community for artists. Spanish tenor Placido Domingo sets the stage for the New Orleans Opera's 70th season with a gala performance.

New Orleans Opera Association Director Robert Lyall talks with WWNO's Farrar Hudkins about the upcoming gala concert and dinner with Placido Domingo on October 12.

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The New Orleans Opera opens it's 66th season tonight with Puccini's first successful opera, "Manon Lescaut", a tragic love story set in Paris and New Orleans.

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic American musical.