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 and composers.
Dancers: Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg, Gretchen Erickson, John Bozeman, Ashlie Russell, Christian Delery, Joshua Bell, Lauren Guynes (Apprentice)
Choreographers: Maya Taylor, Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, Nikki Hefko, Donna Crump, Diogo De Lima, Barbara Hayley
Company Director: Dave Hurlbert
Rehearsal Director: Maya Taylor
Music Director: Francis Scully
Technical Director: Jonathan Perry
Wardrobe Mistress: Anamarys Perez
Season 3: 2016/2017: November 18-20, 2016 through April 16, 2017
Giselle Deslondes (premiere, full-length) November 18-20, 2016 –Choreography: Maya Taylor; Music: Tucker Fuller. 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.
The Art of Jazz (premiere) February 10-12, 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.
Orfeo April 14-16, 2017 – Choreography: Maya Taylor. Music: Tucker Fuller. 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.
Marigny Opera Ballet 2016/2017 Season Subscriptions
The Marigny Opera Ballet: dancing in New Orleans for two full seasons of premieres, awards and sold-out houses. This season. take advantage of special subscription prices to enjoy three full programs of dance and music. Now available online: Friday Subscription (11/18/16; 2/10/17; 4/14/17); Saturday Subscription (11/19/16; 2/11/17; 4/15/17); Sunday Subscription (11/20/16; 2/12/17; 4/16/17).
The Marigny Opera Ballet is supported in part by the SHS Foundation, and by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans and administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. This program is also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. The program is also supported by the generosity of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation.
The Marigny Opera Ballet is supported by generous sponsorship from Mignon Faget Ltd., Arbor House Floral, and Oxalis Restaurant, New Orleans.