Also scheduled to appear are tenor Plšcido Domingo, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, tenor Paul Groves, and baritone Nathan Gunn. Robert Lyall will lead the Louisiana Philharmonic; Carol Rausch will lead the New Orleans Opera Chorus.
New Orleans Opera also said that it was in discussions with NPR and PBS regarding possible broadcasts of the event. A previous article on PlaybillArts reporting that the broadcasts would take place was incorrect. That report was based on a premature announcement by the company.
The concert at the New Orleans Arena will mark the return of New Orleans Opera after a hiatus forced by Hurricane Katrina. The company's regular performances will resume with a production of The Barber of Seville on March 23 and 25 and Madama Butterfly on April 20 and 22.
Tickets for March 4 gala are $10-$1,000. Call 504-529-3000 for more information.