Treemonisha


Summer 2010


In Summer 2010, Pegasus treated audiences to Scott Joplin's rarely performed and only surviving masterpiece, Treemonisha.

Set in the American South, and written a century ago, the story centres on Treemonisha, an educated slave.  In attempting to free her community from the grip of ignorance and superstition, she faces hostility, suspicion and dangerous opposition.

 

Mirroring aspects for the composers own life, Joplin's acclaimed and seminal operatic work is a stirring and engaging operatic gem which sparkles.

 

Pegasus Opera's National UK Tour in 2010 included the following venues:

 


 

See DVD excerpt  of QEH, South Bank performance

 

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Riverfront Theatre, Newport

Middlesbrough Theatre

Pavillion Theatre, Worthing

The Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank

Greenwich Theatre, London