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Fri, Jun 09


Marigny Opera House


New Orleans Premiere of "A Bayou Legend," an opera written in 1941 by the Mississippi-born African American composer William Grant Still. For Tickets go to:

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Jun 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – Jun 11, 2023, 7:00 PM

Marigny Opera House, 725 St Ferdinand St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA

About the event

What happens when Vodoo practices come into a collision with conversion to Christianity? It ain't pretty!

The Dean of African American composers, William Grant  Still. composed A Bayou Legend in 1941, but it was not professionally staged until 1974 when Opera/South in Jackson, Mississippi, presented its world premiere 33 years 


Set in 20th Century Creole village in the Mississippi Delta, the opera examines this subject and what happens when a woman wronged is in the middle of it! Spirits, love, conversion...quite a triangle!

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