Baton Rouge Opera Guild

Promoting the Study and Appreciation of Opera in the Community

We aid and assist in the development of opera talent by investing in the education of emerging artists.

Opéra Louisiane returns to Raising Cane’s River Center with Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman.

The Baton Rouge Opera Guild is happy to support the promotion of Opéra Louisiane’s “Tales of Hoffmann” at the River Center Theatre.
Opéra Louisiane will present Tales of Hoffman at the Raising Cane’s River Center on Friday, June 24th at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 26th at 3pm. Featuring internationally acclaimed tenor Kirk Dougherty, soprano Laura León, and local favorite baritone Dennis Jesse. The Opéra Louisiane orchestra and chorus will be conducted by Artistic Director, Michael Borowitz.
Tales of Hoffman is based on a play by Jules Barbier and Michel Carre. The play takes the
German poet, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and makes him a character in some of his own, fanciful stories. Offenbach’s drama follows the same scheme, placing the title character into three, fanciful stories of failed love. The result is one of the grandest and most expressive of all 19th-century French operas — achieving a combination of emotional depth and musical brilliance that only the finest opera composers ever equaled.
Opéra Louisiane presents high quality, professional operatic performances, showcasing
internally acclaimed talent.
Tickets can be purchased at or at

Our Story

Celebrating 74 years this May

We have been a part of the Baton Rouge community since 1948, proudly supporting promising artists in their training and musical journeys.

The guild started its own journey in an effort to grow opera in Baton Rouge. Since then, we have supported hundreds of emerging opera singers. For more information, please visit the “About” page.

Support our Mission

We rely on donations from the community and our members to continue funding the education of incredible performers and our wonderful annual performances.

Contact Us

Phone: (225) 292-2945

%d bloggers like this: