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Treemonisha : an opera in three acts

Author: Scott JoplinGunther SchullerJohn DeMainObba BabatundeCarmen BalthropAll authors
Publisher: W. Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, ©1982.
Series: Opera series (Kultur International Films)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the only surviving opera written by jazz composer Scott Joplin. Combines European opera, African dance and American popular music forms to depict late 19th century Black rural social life.
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Genre/Form: Video
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Joplin; Gunther Schuller; John DeMain; Obba Babatunde; Carmen Balthrop; Delores Ivory Davis; Curtis Rayam; Sidney Smith; Houston Grand Opera.; Caridi Video.; Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 156127240X 9781561272402
OCLC Number: 21768992
Notes: Sung in English.
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Hi-fi, stereo.; Dolby processed.
"1240."
Credits: Video credits: co-executive producers, Houston Grand Opera, Caridi Video ; co-producer, G. Laurence Patterson ; directed by Sidney Smith ; editing, Bob Artel, Percy Logan. Stage credits: arranged and orchestratedby Gunther Schuller ; conducted by John DeMain ; directed by Frank Corsaro ; sets and costumes by Frank Colavecchia ; choreography, Mabel Robinson ; general director of Houston Grand Opera, David Gockley.
Performer(s): Obba Babatunde as Zodzetrick ; Carmen Balthrop as Treemonisha ; Delores Ivory as Monisha ; Curtis Rayam as Remus ; Houston Grand Opera.
Description: 1 videocassette (86 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.; VHS hi-fi stereo, Dolby system, mono-compatible.
Series Title: Opera series (Kultur International Films)
Responsibility: music and text by Scott Joplin ; for the television production: directed by Sid Smith ; co-executive producers, Houston Grand Opera, Caridi Video.

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Presents the only surviving opera written by jazz composer Scott Joplin. Combines European opera, African dance and American popular music forms to depict late 19th century Black rural social life.

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