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NOOA's La Traviata

On Friday (10.09) night, the New Orleans Opera Association opened their season with a classic. Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata delighted the crowd at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Despite a rocky premier, these positive performances have been a trend for the work for over a century. In fact, the piece has become known as an “introductory opera.” With that in mind, NoDef offers a primer.

Today In NOLA 10.9.15

Happy Friday! Today in New Orleans, Ariana Grande is bringing pop to the Smoothie King Center, and Kacey Musgraves will keep Nola country. It’s Friday Night at NOMA, and the Mahalia Jackson is hosting a production of the opera, La Traviata. But long ago and far away, Supernova 1604 was observed in the Milky Way (1604), Yale University was chartered (1701), Che Guevara was executed for his attempt to incite a Bolivian Revolution (1967), France abolished Capital Punishment (1981), and President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2009); it’s Charles Walgreen’s birthday (1873), Oskar Schindler’s death (1974) and World Post Day. Now, back to the present:

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