The Greensboro College Opera Workshop presents ragtime king Scott Joplin’s opera “Treemonisha,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2, in Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center in Odell Building on campus. The performances are free and open to the public.
“Treemonisha” is the first American opera whose text and music both were written by an African American composer. The production is part of Greensboro College’s observance of Black History Month. Composed in 1911, the work did not receive a full public performance until 1972. Joplin, who died in 1917, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music for “Treemonisha” in 1977.