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: https://www.operacreole.com/event-details/a-bayou-legend
Time & Location
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!