Opera Creole presents “La Flamenca”
May 19-21, 2017 ~ 7 pm
Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Set in 19th-century Cuba, the opera tells the story of a Creole songstress, her troubled love for a Spanish military officer, and her dramatic struggles in the conflict for Cuba’s independence. La Flamenca (1903) was written by Lucien Lambert, a composer of New Orleans Creole heritage, and a student of the great Jules Massenet. Produced to acclaim in Paris, the opera has never been performed in its entirety in America until now.