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Reimagining Opera Through Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha: A Black Feminist Conversation & Performance

April 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us on Saturday April 1st for a Black Feminist discussion of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha: A Musical Reimagining.

Originally written by Scott Joplin, Treemonisha (c. 1911) is one of the few classical music pieces about the immediate post-slavery era written by a Black person who actually lived through it.

In Joplin’s sonically hybrid Treemonisha, many of the musical worlds Black people occupy collide to make something thrilling and distinct. Fusing European classical music with the sounds of ragtime, folk, and gospel, Joplin introduces a young woman protagonist chosen by her community to lead, in an opera that was far ahead of its time.

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This event is hosted by Volcano; The Canadian Opera Company; the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto; the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto; and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

RSVP is not mandatory, but will help us gauge numbers for the event.

This event is free and open to the public. ASL interpretation will be provided. If you require accommodations to participate please contact wgsi.comms@utoronto.ca


April 1, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm