Skip to Content

Upcoming Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Opera Theatre Docent Presentation: Treemonisha

June 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Come join us as we take a look at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ Treemonisha, by Scott Joplin, presented by Ingrid Neuefeind

Sometimes out of the deepest tragedy springs the greatest hope. Embark on a life-affirming journey of love and creativity in Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha, re-imagined with a new prologue and epilogue by composer Damien Sneed and librettist Karen Chilton.

As Joplin celebrates his wedding to his new bride, Freddie Alexander, he is inspired to write a masterpiece — with Freddie as his muse. His heroine will be called Treemonisha, and she will lead her community into a bright and bountiful future of education, opportunity, and prosperity. This new edition of Treemonisha celebrates the strength, beauty, and wisdom of Black women and brings back to light a forgotten figure of history — Freddie Alexander Joplin.

Back to top

Summer Reading - May 18th through August 12th!


PARDON OUR DIRT : The front lawn of the library is under construction. At this time, access to the library is through the front ramp only.