Last Friday we had a meeting in New York City with the Director (Larry Marshall) and the Designer (Kris Stone) for our upcoming production of Scott Joplin and Treemonisha. Allison Merritt, our ED/Production Director also attended.
Joplin never got to see his opera performed. As a result there are some awkward parts, which we are going to try to fix. It's a real pleasure to be able to work on a project from the beginning. Most regional opera involves renting other people's scenery, and doing the music pretty much as is. This will be much more interesting.