Showcase performances at the Marigny Opera House

On Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, we will offer two showcase performances at the beautiful Marigny Opera House, featuring some brand-new scenes from the opera.  The cast includes Dara Rahming, Valerie Francis, Tyrone Chambers II, and Ivan Griffin, with a number of student soloists from Xavier University of Louisiana, the entire concert choir directed by John Ware, and Wilfred Delphin on piano.

We will be opening our dress rehearsal on Wednesday night, March 20, to students, so please talk to your school or university if you are a student and would like to attend this rehearsal for free!

http://www.marignyoperahouse.org

“Freedom Ride” at French Quarter Festival

Freedom Ride at French Quarter Festival

We will be presenting a free showchase of music and scenes from Freedom Ride at the French Quarter Festival this year in New Orleans.  The performance is at 3:30pm on Saturday, April 14 at the historic St. Mary’s Church (the old Ursulines Convent), at 1116 Chartres St., on the corner of Ursulines.

Sylvie: Dara Rahming
Russell: Chauncey Packer
Clayton: Rev. Mitchell Stevens

Xavier University of Louisiana Concert Choir, directed by John Ware

This presentation is free and open to the public.  No tickets are required!

www.fqfi.org

“Freedom Riders Remembered” at Xavier

Sylvie: Dara Rahming
Leonie: Valerie Jones Francis
Russell: Chauncey Packer
Clayton: Anthony Zoeller

Xavier University of Louisiana Concert Choir, directed by John Ware

Wilfred Delphin, piano

And featuring a panel discussion with:

Jerome Smith
Sandra Nixon Thomas
Alice Thompson
Claude Reese
Dave Dennis
Matt Suarez
Dorotha “Dodie” Smith-Simmons

This presentation is free and open to the public.  No tickets are required!

Freedom Ride on Facebook

There is now a Freedom Ride page on Facebook, so please “like” us if you would like to receive news and updates on the progress of the opera.

https://www.facebook.com/freedom.ride.opera

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can still view the beautiful pictures that George Long took at our October gala at Longue Vue:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.128405190613893.23669.128397013948044&type=3&l=48309ca7cb