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One week to go!!!
OperaCreole is proud to present our first major production!
William Grant Still's opera "Minette Fontaine" is set in 1840s New Orleans. It was written in the 1950s for New Orleans Opera, but was never performed here.
Minette, an opera singer comes to New Orleans to sing at the opera house. After being slighted by her hostess for not being of Creole society, she sets her sights on revenge and enlists the help of Marie Laveau.
It's a tale of Creole angst, love triangles and consequences!!
Dara Rahming stars as Minette Fontaine
Ivan Griffin as Lucien Aubry
Aria Mason as Madame DeNoyan
Ebonee Davis as Clarice DeNoyan
Tyrone Chambers II as Diron Hachard
Kendrick Williams as Dr. Claude Dupre
Givonna Joseph as Marie Laveau
Shannon Dickinson as Felice
Kentrell Robinson as Cleon
Pamela Nions as Lala
Also: Brandon Richardson, Vance Vaucresson, Kayla Lewis, and Danikqa Murphy
Steven Edwards, Conductor
Ronald Joseph, Piano
Tickets are $30. $20 for students and seniors
You may purchase them online in advance at: www.marignyoperahouse.org
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