Come join Bon Operatit!, a talented trio of classically trained singers, as they offer up a wide selection of popular opera selections and Broadway show tunes. This free performance will last from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton (formerly The Inn on Bourbon) in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, and the public is invited.
Valet parking is available for a nominal $5 charge.
Placido Domingo in Concert
In the mid-1960s, before he became a household name in the opera world, Placido Domingo was called in as a last-minute replacement for world-renowned tenor Franco Corelli in the title role of a New Orleans Opera production of Andrea Chenier. His performance in the role was so astounding he erased any doubts about his abilities and went on to international acclaim shortly afterward in his New York Metropolitan Opera debut.
After half a century of singing lead tenor in scores of productions and thousands of individual performances in dozens of countries on every continent, Domingo reigns as one of the greatest male opera singers of all time. One of the crowning achievements of a stellar career was singing with Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras as one of The Three Tenors. Now, as a renowned conductor as well as a singer, Domingo returns to the city where his rise to fame began. His performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on October 12, on a stage named for him, will be his third trip to New Orleans in the past six years.
Domingo will be accompanied by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Robert Lyall, with guest emcees New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson. Other singers appearing onstage with him include Stephanie Blythe, Ana María Martínez, David Lomeli and New Orleans favorite Sarah Jane McMahon. They will be joined by the 80-voice New Orleans Opera Chorus.
This event is not included in season subscriptions. Tickets must be purchased separately by contacting the Opera Box Office directly at 504-529-300.
Tickets are available at all levels. Premium tickets include a gourmet dinner with Domingo at the recently-renovated historic Roosevelt Hotel in downtown New Orleans.
Pat Bourgeois brings you Debauchery! The Soap Opera about a wealthy, eccentric family just trying to find love, family, and infamy in New Orleans. Will Buff tell Cartier that he is really Nick – long lost husband of her sister, Chanel? Will Chanel continue her marriage to dull, predictable Larsen, or will she consummate her coitus-interuptus honeymoon with Nick, who is now Buff? And, if Buff was impotent during his marriage to Cartier, who fathered the twins?
Come join the fun and find out! Performances start at 7:30 p.m.
In this five-act, epic tale told in Music, Dance, Film and Verse, Lily's journey to become a man and win his true love's hand features wild desires and vivid theatricality as told by a 45+ cast of local performers. Billed as a "hedonistic ride not for the faint of heart," it is recommended for ages 16 and above. Contains sexual themes, nudity, and strong language.
Opening its 2012-2013 Season, appropriately titled "American Moves" in grand style, the New Orleans Ballet Association presents Pilobolus, last seen here in New Orleans a decade ago.
Under Artistic Directors Robby Barnett and Michael Tracy, what began as an experiment in a Dartmouth College dance class in 1971 has turned into a beloved American dance sensation. For over 40 years, Pilobolus has tickled the imagination and entertained the world with its breathtaking physicality that defies what is humanly possible. Named after a sun-loving fungus and clad in colorful costumes, this playful ensemble of gravity-defying, shape-shifting dancers blends humor, mind-boggling movement and jaw-dropping athleticism to create a magical evening full of visual surprises. Pilobolus returns with an enchanting program for the entire family.
6x6 translates to 6 ten-minute plays by 6 playwrights. These six staged readings of six brand new ten-minute plays will explore themes close to the heart of New Orleans. An ensemble of actors and directors will interpret and present staged, script-in-hand readings of the six new short plays written by the 6x6 Writers Group: James Bartelle, Gamal Chasten, Michael Aaron Santos, Lisa Shattuck, Jared Gore, Jon Broder, Paul Werner, Mike Harkins, Andy Vaught, Brittain Valenti, Lucy Faust, Brian Sands, Kerry Cahill, Mandy Zirkenbach, Pat Bourgeois and Madison Curry.
Tickets are just $10 at the door and, yes, there will be cocktails.
Venue: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
Presenting Organization: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Tickets: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
With at least 75 albums to his credit, 15 of which were Grammy Award winners, plus countless prizes from prestigious presenters, Japanese-born cellist Yo-Yo Ma is perhaps the best-known classical performing artist in the world today. A child prodigy whose cellos date from the 1700s, Ma is both a graduate of Harvard University and New York's famous Juilliard School. Appointed a CultureConnect Ambassador by the United States Department of State in 2002, Ma has met with, trained, and mentored thousands of students worldwide in countries. He has performed for eight American presidents, most recently at the inauguration of President Obama.
In what will be his second appearance in New Orleans in the past three years, Ma will perform
Elgar's "Cello Concerto" at 8 p.m. in the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts. Other musical pieces on the bill that night are Reich's "Three Movements" and
Respighi's "The Pines of Rome."
In the years immediately following Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, he was determined to begin the process of restoring his disgraced reputation. Around the same time, talk show host David Frost began sensing that his career was on the decline and he was equally determined to resurrect his fading popularity. In a series of nationally televised interviews, both men contend for the audience's attention, each with their own agenda that conflicts with the other's, and the result actually benefits both of them.The show runs for approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is a series of character studies during a turbulent time in the history of Paris and the Bourbon Restoration that followed the end of the Napoleonic era. Gripping in its depictions of the Parisian underclass, the story Jean Valjean's attempts at redemption and the persistence of police inspector Javert to bring him down was adapted for the stage in 1985 and has entertained an estimated 60 million people in 43 countries since then.
This is the official opening production of the 2012-2013 season by Broadway in New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Show times vary.
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