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The premier opera company bringing history to life in New Orleans

OperaCréole Givonna Joseph and Aria Mason, Founders



About La Flamenca

Posted by Givonna Joseph on 28 May, 2017 at 2:40

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

Our composer

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.

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Reply Givonna Joseph
18:40 on 1 January, 2018 
Some Facebook comments I have been asked to post:
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The women who founded and run Opera Creole make this magic happen through their passion and sheer grit - it is astonishing. And if you are a New Orleanian who has never seen them perform, you are about to discover another treasure trove of the cultural wealth that is the N.O. See you Fri, Sat, or Sun Evening! And congrats on this amazing shout out in the New Yorker! Aria Monette Givonna Joseph

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Givonna Joseph , Aria Monette , and all of OperaCréole thank you for bringing these composers to light! I look forward to seeing you perform in Dallas. Let me know if I can help you with a venue.
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