Lisette Oropesa, Laquita Mitchell, Kenneth Overton, Katrina Galka, Yongzhao Yu Star in New Orleans Opera Association’s 2023-24 season

By David Salazar
(Credit: Steven Harris)

New Orleans Opera Association has announced its 2023-24 season.

“The New Orleans Opera Association is proud to bring another robust season of opera to our beautiful city – the North American birthplace of the art form,” said Clare Burovac, General and Artistic Director, in an official press statement. “Incredible stories will be told through well-loved classics, new works and a one-of-a-kind concert of operatic vocal fireworks featuring one of New Orleans’ own. This will be a season for all opera lovers to enjoy.”

The season kicks off with “The Marriage of Figaro” starring Anthony Reed, Cadie J. Bryan, Theo Hoffman, and Laquita Mitchell. Chas Rader-Shieber directs and Elizabeth Askren conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 29 & Oct. 1, 2023

Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s “Blue” will feature Kenneth Overton, Krysty Swann, Jonathan Pierce Rhodes, and Gordon Hawkins. Michael Ellis Ingram conducts and Timothy Douglas directs.

Performance Dates: Nov. 10 & 12, 2023

Famed soprano and New Orleans native Lisette Oropesa will headline a concert performance. She will be joined by conductor Joseph Colaneri, mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, tenor Carlos Enrique Santelli, and baritone Blake Denson.

Performance Date: Dec. 1, 2023

Katrina Galka, Yongzhao Yu, and Alexander Birch Elliot star in “Lucia di Lammermoor,” which will get a production directed by Brenna Corner. Joseph Mechavich conducts.

Performance Dates: March 22 & 24, 2024