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Le Lions de la Reconstruction

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Friday October 19, 2018 7:00 PM - Sunday October 21, 2018 9:30 PM
Marigny Opera House  (map)

The Lions of Reconstruction:

from Black Codes to the Ballot Box

World Premiere of a new One Act Opera written by OperaCréole

Come experience the story of 19th Century New Orleans free people of color- composers and freedom fighters, who petitioned President Lincoln for the right to vote, and changed Louisiana!

Music of free composers of color:

Edmond Dédé

Basile Bares

Charles Lucien Lambert

Samuel Snaer

Arrangements by Tucker Fuller

Other melodies by Givonna Joseph

Conductor, Steven Edwards

Dr. Wilfred Delphin, Pianist


Terrance Brown as Edmond Dédé

Chauncey Packer, as Samuel Snaer

Richard Hobson, as Dr. Louis Charles Roudane

Tyrone Chambers as Basil Bares

Ivan Grifin as Rodolphe Desdunes

Kenya Lawrence Jackson as Mother Juliette Gaudin

Robert Wagner as Father Claude Paschal Maistre


$40. Includes 6:15 pre- preformance lecture by Mark Roudané, the great-great grandson of Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez. reserved seating.

$30. General Admission


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