Marigny Opera Ballet Announces its 2016/2017 Season

May 19, 2016

Now completing its second successful year of performances, the Marigny Opera Ballet is happy to announce its 2016/2017 Season:


Program 1: “Giselle Deslondes” Premiere (full-length) 
November 17th-20th, 2016 
Choreography: Maya Taylor 
Music: Tucker Fuller 
New Resonance Chamber Orchestra 
Set in the Faubourg Marigny in 1930, Giselle Deslondes is a heart-breaking story of betrayal, madness and redemption. The full-length, two-act ballet features a newly-commissioned orchestral score by acclaimed local composer Tucker Fuller.


Program 2: The Art of Jazz 
February 10th-12th, 2017 
Choreography: Diogo de Lima; Nikki Hefko 
Music: Helen Gillet; Lawrence Sieberth; NUTRIO (Byron Asher, Sean Myers, Trey Boudreaux) 
An inspired collaboration of some of New Orleans’ finest jazz artists and choreographers, The Art of Jazz will feature three premieres to live jazz ensembles.


Program 3: “Orfeo” (full-length) 
April 14th-16th, 2017 
Choreography: Maya Taylor 
Music: Tucker Fuller 
New Resonance Chamber Orchestra 
The sold-out favorite from last season returns. A full-length contemporary ballet based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, Orfeo charts the course of an impossible love, from the hills of Parnassus to the depths of Hades and back.


WHAT: Marigny Opera Ballet 2016/2017 Season 
WHEN: Opening Night Gala November 17th, 2017; Performances through April 16th, 2017 
WHERE: Marigny Opera House, New Orleans 
TICKETS: Subscriptions available now online at; $60-$90


About the Marigny Opera Ballet 
Founded in 2014, the Marigny Opera Ballet is a professional contemporary ballet company based in the Marigny Opera House of New Orleans. Its award-winning performances have included the works of New Orleans-based choreographers, Donna Crump, Diogo de Lima, Maya Taylor, Nikki Hefko and Maritza Mercado-Narcisse. The Company performs to live music, frequently newly-commissioned works by local composers.

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