New Orleans Opera Association

Arts & Culture
12:59 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Designing, Staging And Performing 'Rusalka' At The New Orleans Opera Association

Melissa Citro as the eponymous 'Rusalka' in a full dress rehearsal.
Credit New Orleans Opera Association

The New Orleans Opera Association’s season continues this weekend with Rusalka, a work from 1900 by Antonín Dvořák, one of America’s favorite composers.

Robert Lyall, the opera company’s Executive and Artistic Director, talks about the production.

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Inside the Arts
3:30 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Garrison Keillor Heads To The Big Easy; Der Vampyr Awaits Opera Lovers; Tom McDermott's Bamboula

Garrison Keillor.
A Prairie Home Companion

This week on Inside the Arts, Garrison Keillor takes A Prairie Home Companion on the road as he heads for the Big Easy. We talk with him about a host of subjects — from poetry to retirement. 

Then, Marschner's The Vampire ushers in a new season for the New Orleans Opera. And we round things out with jazz from pianist and composer Tom McDermott. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Artistic Director Influenced By Popularity Of Vampires

Marschner’s "The Vampire," was written in 1827 and gained popularity among many notable composers, including Wagner.
Credit creative commons/wikipedia

It's opera time in New Orleans again. But Robert Lyall, artistic director of the New Orleans Opera Association, says he's decided to give this season's audiences a new twist.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to him about the very different musical works he's chosen in the upcoming season that begins October 11. 

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Interview
2:00 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Todd Simmons And "The Barber Of Seville"

WWNO's Farrar Hudkins talks with Todd Simmons, Executive Director of the New Orleans Opera Association, about the company's production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" this weekend.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:55 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Turandot

Actress Lise Lindstrom

New Orleans, LA – This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks about one of the musical passions of our city: the larger-than-life, over the top, historical adoration of Grand Opera!

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