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Opéra Nouvelle performance in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Sun, October 20th at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Singers from the Opéra Nouvelle will perform a variety of works in the setting of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for this roving three-part concert that will move from sculpture to sculpture throughout the garden. Seating is bring-your-own. Admission is FREE for this joint production between NOMA and the New Orleans Opera Association.
The first selection of works, themed as “The Classics: Statues and Stories,” will be performed in the pine grove near the main entrance of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
The second selection of works will be performed in the new expansion of the garden near the sculpture Acute Unequal Angles (2016) by Bernar Venet. Themed as “Trauma, Loss and Reflections,” these musical selections will be aligned with the New Orleans Opera Association’s production The Falling and the Rising, which will address the ramifications of PTSD among war veterans.
The final selection of works will be presented in the new amphitheater of the garden expansion, under the title “Magic and Wonder.”
Poetry readings will also take place between the musical performances.