Season Overview

Marigny Opera Ballet Begins Its Third Season November 18th

by Sharon O’Brien

After last season’s rave reviews and SRO performances, it’s a good idea to buy season and individual performance tickets well in advance. Now is not too soon. 

Giselle DeslondesGiselle Deslondes  World Premiere 
November 18-20, 2016 
Choreography: Maya Taylor 
Music: Tucker Fuller 
New Resonance Chamber Orchestra 
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 
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 at Marigny Opera HouseOrfeo
April 14-16, 2017 
Choreography: Maya Taylor 
Music: Tucker Fuller 
New Resonance Chamber Orchestra 
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.

At A Glance
WHAT: Marigny Opera Ballet 2016/2017 Season 
WHEN: Opening Night Gala November 17, 2017; Performances through April 16, 2017 
WHERE: Marigny Opera House, New Orleans 
TICKETS: Individual tickets and season subscriptions available now online at or

About the 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, Donna Crump, Diogo de Lima, Maya Taylor, Nikki Hefko and Maritza Mercado-Narcisse. The Company performs to live music, frequently newly-commissioned works by local composers.