The program for the New Orleans Grand Opera Company's final season at French Opera House, 1919-1920. The company's final performance was Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots.

[Louisiana Division Rare Vertical File]

Opera was New Orleans' cultural glory throughout the nineteenth century. This city had its own self-supporting, resident company which, for much of the century, offered the best opera to be found in America. Its superiority was especially marked before the Civil War when the presentation of opera in other American cities was sporadic and transient.
[Henry A. Kmen. Music in New Orleans: The Formative Years, 1791-1841. Louisiana State University Press, 1966, p. 56]