New Orleans Opera Association celebrates the centennial of Benjamin Britten's birth with its first production by the great twentieth century British composer. Britten's hour-long setting of the medieval Chester Miracle Play unites professional and youth musicians in a touching portrayal of the biblical account of the Great Flood and the building of Noah's ark. The composer wrote this captivating liturgical music drama expressly for church performances, so it's fitting that this production should take place in New Orleans' Trinity Episcopal Church. NOOA's cast extends to include television celebrity Norman Robinson in the speaking role of God and artists from the Metropolitan Opera, leading regional performers, and featured soloists of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. This special collaboration will also feature the accompaniment of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra and the participation of New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Trinity Episcopal School Bell Choir, and a chorus comprised of students from Lusher Charter School, Metairie Park Country Day School, Archbishop Chapelle High School, Mount Carmel Academy, New Orleans Jewish Day School, Isidore Newman School, Trinity Episcopal School, and the vocal studio of Valerie Jones Francis. 8 pm Friday and Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue. (504) 529-2278 or neworleansopera.org.