MetroPelican - The Educational Outreach Department of the New Orleans Opera

616 Girod Street, Suite 200, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 267-9522 (phone)

Last updated 4 days ago


  • Carol Rausch - Education Director
  • Nancy Watts - Director of Audience Development

Geographic Service Area

  • New Orleans

Resource Details


Our motto is "opera in the classroom and the classroom at the opera." We bring smaller-scale productions to the schools as an introduction to the art form. We also provide student groups the opportunity to attend, free of charge, the final dress rehersals of each of our four main stage operas. 1. The MetroPelican Opera touring company takes three offerings to the schools - "Opera a la carte", "Hansel and Gretel," and "A celebration in Song," 2. Preview performances - student groups come to us for the final dress rehersals of each othe the main 4 stage operas.