In a matter of days, joyful singing will burst from the confines of Washington Golf and Country Club, courtesy of Opera NOVA. The world’s only grand opera in ragtime, “Treemonisha” by Scott Joplin, takes center stage. Live performances will feature songs from that work, as well as a medley of Broadway hits.
The basic mission of Opera NOVA is introducing area school children to the world of opera. Abbreviated arrangements of arias are performed and narratives explain the story line and provide information about the composer and the art form.
An annual fundraising brunch makes Opera NOVA possible. This year, the date is Sunday, Oct. 9, the time is 12:30 p.m. at Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 North Glebe Road at Old Dominion.
Tickets are $60 and available through www.eventbrite.com (search “Opera NOVA”). Additional details are available by calling 703-536-7557 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.