YA Charter School - Learn More
 
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters   Make a Donation   Facebook Twitter You Tube Flickr
 
   
     
 

OperaCréole

Opera and classical music in New Orleans and around the world have always included the contributions of persons of color. The Creoles of New Orleans have made contributions to the music and culture of New Orleans. It is their participation in opera, as well as the music of Africa, Spain, and Haiti that contributed to the birth of jazz. This is true for many people of African descent around the world.

Founded by mezzo-soprano Givonna Joseph, OperaCréole is dedicated to educating students, and sharing with the community the contributions of our people to this musical art form.

Current OperaCréole singers Givonna Joseph, Aria Mason, Valerie Jones Francis, Tyrone Chambers, Crystal Morris, and Brandon Richardson are professional artists who live in or are from New Orleans, "The First City of Opera"!

They are international and regional soloists, and artist educators. Many are also members of the professional New Orleans Opera Chorus, and have performed roles with the company.

OperaCréole singers were recently featured in New Orleans Opera's production of Porgy and Bess, October 15-17, 2010.


Browse Offerings From This Artist


Opera and classical music in New Orleans and around the world has always included the contributions of people of color. It is their participation in opera, as well as the music of Africa, Spain, and Haiti that contributed to the birth of jazz. This is true for many people of African descent around the world. This history has been lost for too long! Now is the time for young people to learn about all of their history.

 
Artist Quick Find

Select an artist from the list below to
jump directly to that artist's page:



 
   
 
Copyright © 2011-2017 Young Audiences of Louisiana, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Site Created and Maintained by Jean-Paul Gisclair.