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American Ballet Theatre returns to New Orleans for performance of Don Quixote

Today on Louisiana Considered, we learn about the season-ender at the New Orleans Opera House. Then, we hear what’s coming during the 55th year of Summer Lyric Theatre.

The New Orleans Ballet Association is closing its blockbuster season with world-renowned American Ballet Theatre, bringing its masterpiece, Don Quixote. Accompanied by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the company’s long-awaited return to the Crescent City marks its first in almost 50 years.

Principal dancer Cassandra Trenary tells us more about what to expect on stage.

Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University is back for its 55th year. Interim artistic director C. Leonard Raybon tells us what we can see at the three different productions.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh. 

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Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WWNO from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.