The premier opera company bringing history to life in New Orleans
|Posted by Givonna Joseph on 4 March, 2018 at 14:20||comments (396)|
We are happy to announce OperaCréole’s
24th Annual Tribute To
The Classical Arts
Thursday, March 8th, 2018 11 am – 2 pm
The Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street
Produced by Big Easy Entertainment Awards to benefit
The Foundation for Entertainment Development & Education (FEDE)
CONGRATULATIONS Opera Creole!!!
You Have Been Nominated For The Following Award(s):
Best Mixed Scale Opera Performance
Opera Creole – Givonna Joseph, Director Maxim Samarov, Conductor
Marigny Opera House
Opera Creole & Cripple Creek Theatre Company – Emilie Whelan, Director Francis Scully, Conductor
The Music Box Village
Thanks to Gambit, and all our outstanding singers, musicians- especially Dr. Wilfred Delphin, our founding pianist, set, costume, and community partners for making this work come to life!
See all the nominees in Gambit newspaper in the stands today, and at www.bestofneworleans.com
Send us lots of luck!
|Posted by Givonna Joseph on 28 May, 2017 at 2:40||comments (523)|
OperaCréole Presents: La Flamenca
About La Flamenca
Set in 19th-century Cuba, the opera tells the story of a Creole songstress, her troubled love for a Spanish military officer, and her dramatic struggles in the conflict for Cuba’s independence.
OperaCréole’s production team will include
Givonna Joseph, Artistic Director and Stage Director
Maxim Samarov, Conductor
Dr. Wilfred Delphin, Pianist
Choreographer: Maritza Mercado-Narcisse
La Flamenca: Kenya Lawrence Jackson
Torres: Tyrone Chambers
Truxillo: Christian Patterson
Jackson: Terrance Borwn
Tampico: Evan Hammond
Piquita: Ebonee Davis
Rosalia: Aria Mason
Leonor: Givonna Joseph
Morelos: Barry Robinson
Mazaquil: Tyrone Hayes
Waitress and singer, Candace Bolden
Boy Messenger: Wallace "Trey" Jackson,III
La Flamenca (1903) was written by Lucien Lambert, a composer of New Orleans Creole heritage, and a student of the great Jules Massenet. Produced to acclaim in Paris, the opera has never been performed in its entirety in America. We intend to bring the work to life on the stage of the Marigny Opera House in May, 2017.
This will be OperaCréole’s second major production. In October, 2015 the group presented William Grant Still’s masterwork, Minette Fontaine at the Marigny Opera House; it was only the second time this opera was ever performed.
|Posted by Givonna Joseph on 20 April, 2017 at 1:00||comments (15)|
OperaCréole was one of 5 Finalists in the Arts-Based Business Pitch
in the 2017 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week
We are in line to win over $40K in cash prizes.
Our Founder represented us at the event held at The Contemporary Art Center in March.
|Posted by Givonna Joseph on 23 February, 2015 at 17:30||comments (20)|
On Sunday February 22, 2015, OperaCréole was honored for our contribution to the Arts Community in New Orleans.
It was a wonderful evening at Xavier University.
Each member received a medallion and our Founder received the award.
photo by Vickie Thomas
|Posted by Givonna Joseph on 24 December, 2014 at 11:55||comments (17)|
On Dec, 7, 2014, OperaCréole was honored to sing for the opening of the first plantation dedicated to the memory of slaves. See the Africlassical Blog post.
Video will be uploaded soon.
|Posted by Givonna Joseph on 14 April, 2013 at 1:35||comments (304)|
Opera Creole sings to a sold out house....with a waiting list!. The music was part of the annual THNOC Bill Russell Lecture series.
Left to right: Walter Harris, Narrator, Samuel Legeion, pianist from France, and Opera Creole singers with our pianist WIlfred Delphin far right.
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|Posted by Givonna Joseph on 18 September, 2012 at 0:35||comments (5654)|
A celebration of Afro-British composer
On the centennial ofhis death
with scenes from hislong lost opera,
and scenes from
With special Guests
Sunday,September 23, 2012
Trinity Artist Series,
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue, NewOrleans. LA
Admission is free www.operacreole.com
|Posted by Givonna Joseph on 31 July, 2012 at 20:20||comments (183)|
Ms Joseph, founder, was honored with an in-depth interview on WWNO Radio on July 19th.
It was a fun show with Gwen Thompkins, a great interviewer! The show will focus on people they feel are the "standard bearers" for New Orleans culture.
The replay is available at http://wwno.org/post/music-inside-out-givonna-joseph-and-operacr-ole
Music Inside Out with Givonna Joseph and OperaCréole | WWNO