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The 9th Ward Opera Company Presents "Frauenliebe und Leben," and "From Maid to Mistress"
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Frauenliebe und leben by Robert Schumann, and From Maid to Mistress by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Anneka Olson (soprano) and Maritza Mercado-Narcisse (dancer/choreographer); Kathleen Westfall (soprano), Jacob Penick (baritone) and Dennis McCann. Dave Hurlbert, piano.  April 17, 18, and 21; 8:00pm;  Tickets: $20/ $10 students and seniors..

9th Ward Opera – From Maid to Mistress  ::  

New Orleans, LA (April 17th, 18th and 21st at 8:00pm, 2013)  Marigny Opera House and the 9th Ward Opera Company have joined forces to present new performances of classical music and dance. Three April performances will treat audiences to two very different musical experiences – a deeply introspective song cycle, and a sparkling comic opera – together in a 90-minute evening.

Frauenliebe und leben by Robert Schumann is a 20-minute song cycle that traces the life and love of a woman, presented from her point of view. It will be sung by 9th Ward Opera Company soprano Anneka Olsen, and accompanied by Dave Hurlbert (Executive Director, Marigny Opera House) on piano. This performance will include a newly-commissioned modern dance piece choreographed and performed by Maritza Mercado-Narcisse.

The second half of the performance is the forty-minute comic opera From Maid to Mistress by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. This masterpiece of the baroque tells the tale of a conniving maid and her gullible master. Kathleen Westfall (Director and Founder of the 9th Ward Opera Company), soprano plays Serpina, Jacob Penick, baritone plays Umberto, and local actor Dennis McCann performs the mute role of Vespone. Dave Hurlbert accompanies on piano.

Performance Dates: April 17, 18, and 21; Time: 8:00pm; Place: Marigny Opera House 725 St. Ferdinand Street; New Orleans, LA 70117; Tickets: $20/ $10 students and seniors; available at box office one-half hour before performances, or online at:; No reserved seating; doors open at 7:30pm’ For information:

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