Friday, January 9, 2009

Opera And Beyond: 'our new version, Scott Joplin and Treemonisha, adds seven more' roles

[Scott Joplin's Treemonisha; Original Cast Recording; Polygram 435709 (1992)]

Opera And Beyond
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
TREEMONISHA is not small. The cast list has seventeen roles and our new version, SCOTT JOPLIN AND TREEMONISHA, adds seven more. There are over twenty in the chorus and over ten dancers. Lots of the roles have been doubled up. This is balanced by the orchestra of 'Eleven and Piano' which is rather small when compared to a regular opera orchestra.   Posted by Michael Ching.” 

Recent posts listed in the right column of the blog include: Preview of Treemonisha; Treemonisha Cast; Joplin and Lottie; Strange Spam; and Treemonisha Staging.  [Scott Joplin (1868-1917) is profiled at]

1 comment:

RichCaloMusic said...

I'm glad this opera is being performed. I really would love to see it.