With music reimagined and restructured by Houston Grand Opera composer-in-residence, Damien Sneed, The opera is concerned with the plight of the newly-freed slaves who, because they lack education, fall easy prey to conjurers and superstition in the post-Civil War South. The liberation of a people through education and the concept of women's liberation are the crux of Joplin's message. Joplin focuses on the need for education to eradicate prejudice, superstition, and ignorance.
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Earlier Event: August 3Music of the African Diaspora, Kolb and Harrison
Later Event: August 3Pre-talk — The Elixir of Love, Opera in Two Acts by Donizetti