New Orleans Opera

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Maestro Robert Lyall of the New Orleans Opera discusses the co-production of "The Falling and The Rising" with Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Jefferson Performing Arts Center (JPAC) Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at JPAC.

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This week on Inside the Arts, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater rolls into town.  The New Orleans Ballet Association [NOBA] presents the return of the legendary modern dance company as it celebrates 60 years of African American culture through dance.  We talk with artistic director Robert Battle.

Then, a heads up for classical music and opera lovers. The Symphony Book Fair is holding a special event that could enrich your collection of music as well as books.  LPO volunteer and New Orleans Opera associate Philip Straub joins us with details.

Today on Inside the Arts 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.