OperaCréole celebrates 10 Years!

A celebration of Black Women in classical music and civil rights, from Ida B. Wells to Kamala Harris.

In Partnership with New Orleans Opera


The Program

January 21, 2022 at 7:30 PM
234 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112

Featuring Art Songs by Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Regina King, and Camille Nickerson, with opera arias from Freedom Ride by Dan Shore, Les Lions by Givonna Joseph, Harriet Tubman by Nkieru Okoye, Adea by Cynthia Cozette Lee, and Pathway to Freedom by Joyce Solomon Moorman.

General Admission: $25.00
Student: $10.00
(Plus a $3.00 ticket fee)

All donations made with your ticket purchase will be distributed directly to OperaCréole.

Join us for this very special program from OperaCréole at the Laurenia, which will spotlight African American women whose contributions helped to make our nation a more perfect union.

It’s a celebration through the music of African American women composers!

The 2021 inauguration of Kamala Harris, the first woman to hold the office of Vice-President of the United States, was the culmination of a long and bold journey. The program will explore the evolution to this moment from Ida B. Wells’ walk in the 1913 Women’s Rights March in D.C. to Marian Anderson’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial. It will spotlight Coretta Scott King’s concerts to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the ongoing struggle for voting rights by the women of the CiCulSo .* All along the way, Black women have used their voices in music and in deed, both to protest and to uplift our country to achieve its fullest potential. 

* Civic, Cultural, and Social Organization – today, known as LLOGG – the Louisiana League of Good Government of New Orleans

Historical Performing Artists to be Honored

Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Coretta Scott King, Merlie Evers, and Bayard Ruston.


Givonna Joseph

Aria Mason

Ivan Griffin

Richard Hobson

Valencia Pleasant

Kenya Lawrence Jackson

Taylor White

Sakinah Davis

Ashalen Simms, piano

City of New Orleans COVID-19 safety requirements will be followed.