Opera NOVA

The mission of Opera NOVA is to promote, foster, sponsor, educate, and develop the understanding, taste and love of opera and its constituent arts throughout our diverse community and across generations.

Presented by: Opera NOVA
Treemonisha (1911/1972) is an opera composed by the African-American composer Scott Joplin. Treemonisha takes place in a former slave plantation in an isolated forest between Joplin's childhood town Texarkana and the Red River in Arkansas in September 1884. The plot centers on an 18-year-old woman Treemonisha who is taught to read by a white woman, and then leads her community against the influence of conjurers who prey on ignorance and superstition. Treemonisha is abducted and is about to be thrown into a wasps' nest when her friend Remus rescues her. The community realizes the value of education and the liability of their ignorance before choosing her as their teacher and leader.>
Dates: 02/28/2017 
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Length of Event: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Location: Thomas Jefferson Middle School Auditorium
125 South Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: History and Geography, Diversity, Other: Music and Theatre
Grades: PreK-6

Curriculum Guide here.

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