A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, opera a cappella now available at Albany Records

Friday, February 15, 2008

Opera Memphis announces its season

Next year, we are going to do LA TRAVIATA, TREEMONISHA, and FAUST. We're particularly excited to bring Joplin's seldom performed show to Memphis. TREEMONISHA was never performed in Joplin's lifetime and we are going to do a new version of the show which shows Joplin's difficulty in getting a production of his show, which is set in Texarkana and is about a group of freed slaves trying to better themselves, while fighting superstition and ignorance. TREEMONISHA will play in January 09.

The season opens in October with LA TRAVIATA, starring Kallen Esperian and closes with Caroline Worra and Adam Klein singing Marguerite and Faust in FAUST. There's more about this at the Opera Memphis website.

This weekend I'm going to see David Di Chiera's new opera CYRANO at Opera Company of Philadelphia.

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