Go behind the scenes and learn what it takes to bring an opera to life.
Opera is storytelling through song that uses elaborate costumes, scenery, lighting, and talent. Career Day: Jobs Off the Stage highlights the many essential jobs needed for a production by the New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA), the largest arts employer in Louisiana, during its season. The group employs more than 400 artisans and technicians to produce an opera season. In addition to the talented performers on stage, the contributions of skilled laborers off-stage are just as significant. Often, these jobs go unnoticed and unmentioned in schools and training programs. From wig styling, sound production, makeup, scenery, property, front of house, and more, see what it takes to produce the magic that is opera.
NOOA completed its 81st season and aspires to connect people to the arts and each other through the joy of opera. For more information about NOOA, visit NewOrleansOpera.org.
AGE GROUP: | Tweens (ages 9-11) | Teens (ages 12-18) |
EVENT TYPE: | Music, Film & Culture | Education & Training |
We're open 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Our Gonzales location was built in 1980 under the direction of Earline Decoteau, Director and serves as our Main Library location. It was expanded & renovated in 1996, 1998, and 2011, under the direction of Angelle Deshautelles, Director.