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Marigny Opera Ballet Announces its 2016/2017 Season

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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