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Concert Spirituel: Saint-Domingue And New Orleans
October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The 15th edition of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage, copresented by The Historic New Orleans Collection and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, resurrects two forgotten sets of music from the 18th-century Caribbean. A selection of arias will highlight the short, brilliant career of Minette Ferrand, the first title-role soloist of color in the history of French opera. The concert will also feature a 1763 Mass setting designed to be sung for and by enslaved people. Guest conductor Pedro Memelsdorff spent over a decade researching this music, which has rarely been performed.