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This show closed on September 28, 2019

About Ogresse

Ogresse is a new musical journey created by vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. With its dark and romantic “fairytale-like” story, Ogresse is a delightfully audacious addition to Salvant’s increasingly eclectic body of work. A generational talent adored by critics and all types of audiences, the young singer is already a master of musical storytelling, and she sells out every concert she plays at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Musical support comes from L’Orchestre L’Ogresse, a 13-piece chamber ensemble assembled for the show by composer and bandleader Darcy James Argue. Comprised of top-tier jazz musicians and the MIVOS string quartet, the versatile group brings to life a genre-defying musical landscape dreamed up by Salvant and Argue.

Audience members will receive a copy of Salvant’s full handwritten libretto, including lyrics to Ogresse, illustrations, and a few… unusual cooking recipes preferred by the titular ogress.

This work was co-commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Run Time

1hr 30min (no intermission)

Start Date

End Date

Jazz at Lincoln Center at the Rose Theater

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023

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