Scott Joplin's 1911 Afro-American opera snaps to life in Rick Benjamin's reconstruction, acclaimed by audiences and major U.S. and European critics. This unique work is offered with Mr. Benjamin conducting his orchestrations in concert as well for semi- or fully-staged productions.
Score rentals also available.
“Scott Joplin Opera Leaps Back to Life” (headline)
– The San Francisco Chronicle
“Treemonisha as It Was Intended to Be” (headline)
– The Wall Street Journal
“…sweetly foursquare arias (Joplin’s libretto is touching and earnest) alternate with choruses that could make you weep with joy. There is nothing else like it, and Benjamin, aided by his excellent orchestra and singers, has finally made it whole.”
– The New Yorker
“It’s a project triumphantly realized....their performance is wonderfully lively and incisive….”
– OPERA magazine (UK)