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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Opera Memphis
Scott Joplin
Michael Ching Director
Rick Benjamin Conductor
Comments: The premiere of a new adaption of Scott Joplin's only opera
The new adaptation, Scott Joplin and Treemonisha, will take the audience on a journey of the struggles Joplin faced in trying to get his opera produced in the early 20th century when ragtime was giving way to jazz and an opera by a black man was not taken seriously.
Opening Date: Saturday, January 24, 2009
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
Orpheum Theatre
January 24,25
Cast Information:
Treemonisha Anita Johnson
Company Information
Opera Memphis
Address:  6745 Wolf River Parkway, Memphis TN 38120 United States
Web site:
Phone:  901-257-3100
Fax:  901-257-3109

Mission Statement/Description:
"Opera Memphis' mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire the people of Memphis and the Mid-South through the art of opera."
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The building is on the same block as the train stop.

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