Louisiana Opera

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The Louisiana Opera is having a "Valen-Gras" party Friday, February 9. The "celebration of the season" features food, dancing, and selections from the operetta The Merry Widow.

Louisiana Opera Presents an American Classic

Jun 6, 2017

The Louisiana Opera is presenting one of the classic American operas, 'Susannah', Friday June 9th and Sunday June 11th. The opera will be held at the Biedenharn Recital Hall on campus at the University of Louisiana Monroe at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Opera Celebrates Mardi Gras Season

Feb 20, 2017

The Louisiana Opera is holding its fundraiser in true Mardi Gras style. The opera, Fledermaus, will be performed at the Ouachita Grand Plaza Ballroom on Friday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. 

This Mardi Gras-themed event will include masks, cabarets, dinner, dessert, and surprises. The Louisiana Opera along with the University of Louisiana Monroe's Chorus, and guest singers from across the United States will be lending their voices to the production. 

M. Clark / La. Opera

The Louisiana Opera company is again hosting an intimate performance and dinner on the weekend of Valentine's Day, with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical Carousel.

The concert-style production on Friday, February 12 features excerpts from the full show, including songs "If I Loved You," the "Soliloquy," and "You'll Never Walk Alone."


The charming story of Figaro in The Barber of Seville is presented by the Louisiana Opera this weekend.

The classic opera shares the tale of Figaro and his effort to help out his friend Count Almaviva, who is taken with the lovely Rosina. In his opera debut Corey McKern plays the leading role of the barber.

Ron Ulen, in the role of Don Basilio, says the classic opera is known for its comedic charm. "Little bits and pieces that follow through the story, a lot of manipulation and intrigue," said Ulen.


The Dialogues of the Carmelites tells a story based on the struggle of the Carmelite nuns.  It is presented in two performances this weekend by the Louisiana Opera.

The nuns, during the closing days of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, were guillotined for refusing to renounce their work.  Louisiana Opera Director Dr. Mark Clark says the fictional story centers around the character, Blanche, and her role in the Carmelite Order.

"Lovin' Broadway" Brings Romance For Valentine's

Feb 10, 2015

Love and a few laughs highlight a special Valentine's program, Lovin' Broadway.  The show is presented by Louisiana Opera on Saturday in Kilbourne Hall at Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe.

Guest and locally-based artists perform memorable songs from  several Broadway productions.  Louisiana Opera Director Mark Clark says, "there's songs from 'Showboat', 'The Music Man', 'Jekyll and Hyde', just a great variety through the show."