|Krewe organized in 1993
|1,200 male and female riders
30 marching bands
Contemporary-style parade, w/ flambeaux
|Orpheus chooses no royalty, but features celebrity riders.
|!BONANZA! The riders of Orpheus are among the most generous!
krewe has no connection to the first Krewe of Orpheus, a ball krewe in
Orleans Parish during the 1940's and 1950's, neither is it connected
with the Original Krewe of Orpheus in Covington, which began parading
audiences will recognize Orpheus as the musically-inclined son of Zeus
and Calliope who toured throughout the Underworld in search of his beloved
Eurydice. In New Orleans, the krewe established themselves as a
superkrewe with their first parade in 1994 that rolled with 700 riders,
a record. Lundi Gras night (in the slot previously held by
Proteus prior to 1992) Orpheus takes to the streets with a bevy of signature floats,
including the fiberoptic Leviathan , the Smokey Mary, the Trojan Horse,
and the Dolly Trolley; the streetcar used in the musical motion picture
The krewe was formed by Captain Harry Connick, Jr. international music star and native New Orleanian.
|This krewe shares a Greek theme with the krewes of Adonis, Aphrodite, Argus,
Muses, Okeanos, Pegasus, Proteus,
Rhea, Sparta, and
|This krewe is among those krewes that present flambeaux, including the krewes of
Babylon, Chaos, d'Etat, Druids, Hermes, Proteus, Saturn, and Sparta.