Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




This report is based on a three month internship at the New Orleans Opera Association during the summer of 1996. In this report, the intern has attempted to present the Opera's past practices while comparing them to its current ideologies and projecting where the company is headed in the future. She has highlighted the Opera's strengths and objectively analyzed the areas of concern. At the same time she has emphasized the fact that the New Orleans Opera Association is and will remain an extremely successful opera company with loyal and generous supporters. The Association shows every promise of continuing to provide New Orleans and the Gulf South region with first class opera performances by hiring some of the finest voices in the opera world and staging theatrical extravaganzas that will entertain and delight audiences well into the 21st century.