Scene design for A Real Slow Drag, Finale, in Treemonisha

Maker and role
Artist: Franco Colavecchia, American, born England, 1937
ca. 1974

Object detail

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Gift of the artist
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Theatre production
Opera by Scott Joplin. Produced by the Houston Grand Opera, 1975.
Further information
Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha received a reading at the Lincoln Theatre in Harlem in 1915, but it was not staged until 1972, at Morehouse College, after the rise of African-American studies and amidst the revival of ragtime. The Houston Grand Opera, conducted by ragtime enthusiast and jazz historian Gunther Schuller, staged Treemonisha in 1975.


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