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Kids Commute - Treemonisha Week!


This week on Kids Commute, we'll hear Scott Joplin's (almost) lost opera, "Treemonisha!"

Follow along Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m., or listen any time at the links below. We'll have a new Quizlet for you this week, too!

Our cast this week:

Gunther Schuller conducts the Houston Grand Opera and Chorus.

MONISHA: Betty Allen
NED: Willard White
TREEMONISHA: Carmen Balthrop
LUCY: Cora Johnson
REMUS: Curtis Rayam

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This week's MAYA MIX contains the full opera, performed by the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Gunther Schuller! Listen below.

Guess what we found? The full production of "Treemonisha" on YouTube! Subtitles are in Portuguese, but it's sung in English.  Enjoy Scott Joplin's awesome opera!

Kate Botello is the morning host on Classical IPR. She also hosts and produces Kids Commute and Show Tunes with Kate Botello.