OperaCréole Givonna Joseph and Aria Mason, Founders

The premier opera company bringing history to life in New Orleans


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Nominations for The Classical Arts Awards

Posted by Givonna Joseph on March 4, 2018 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (17)

We are happy to announce OperaCréole’s

wonderful news!

24th Annual Tribute To


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About La Flamenca

Posted by Givonna Joseph on May 28, 2017 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (3)

OperaCréole Presents: La Flamenca


About La Flamenca

Set in 19th-century Cuba, the opera tells the story of a Creole songstress, her troubled love for a Spanish military officer, and her dramatic struggles in the conflict for Cuba’...

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OperaCréole finalist in NOEW

Posted by Givonna Joseph on April 20, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

OperaCréole was one of 5 Finalists in the Arts-Based Business Pitch

in the 2017 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

We are in line to win over $40K in cash prizes.

Our Founder represented us at the event held at The Contemporary Art Center in March.


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OperaCréole Honored by the New Orleans Black Chorale

Posted by Givonna Joseph on February 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (2)

On Sunday February 22, 2015, OperaCréole was honored for our contribution to the Arts Community in New Orleans.

It was a wonderful evening at Xavier University.

Each member received a medallion and our Founder received the award.

photo by Vickie Thomas

OperaCréole sings to open the first slavery museum in the country.

Posted by Givonna Joseph on December 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (1)

On Dec, 7, 2014, OperaCréole was honored to sing for the opening of the first plantation dedicated to the memory of slaves. See the Africlassical Blog post.


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OperaCreole performs scenes from "Treemonisha" at The Historic New Orleans Collection

Posted by Givonna Joseph on April 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Opera Creole sings to a sold out house....with a waiting list!. The music was part of the annual THNOC Bill Russell Lecture series.

Left to right: Walter Harris, Narrator, Samuel Legeion, pianist from France, and Opera Creole singers with our pianist WIlfred Delphin far right.

OperaCreole presents "Thelma"

Posted by Givonna Joseph on September 18, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)



A celebration of Afro-British composer

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor


On the centennial ofhis death

with scenes from hislong lost opera,


and scenes from

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OperaCreole founder honored with interview on WWNO Radio "Music Inside Out"

Posted by Givonna Joseph on July 31, 2012 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Ms Joseph, founder, was honored with an in-depth interview on WWNO Radio on July 19th.

It was a fun show with Gwen Thompkins, a great interviewer! The show will focus on people they feel are the "standard bearers" for New Orleans culture.

The replay is available at http://wwno.org/post/music-inside-out-givonna-joseph-and-operacr-ole


Music Inside Ou...

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