From Operetta to Ragtime: Music at the Turn of the Century

Saturday, August 14, 2021


The artists of Piedmont Opera explore music in America at the dawn of the 20th century.  From Joplin to Cohan to Lehar, it was the melting pot of musical style!


Plus, join James Allbritten for a free lecture about this program on Wednesday, August 11!


$25 General Admission
$10 ages 6-18


Calvary Moravian Church

600 Holly Ave NW
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Irving Berlin

Alexander’s Ragtime Band                     Company



Tom Turpin

Harlem Rag (1892 / 1897)                         Nancy Johnston


Scott Joplin
From Treemonisha (1911, First Performance Atlanta Symphony w/Morehouse Glee Club, 1972)

Superstition                                                   André Peele


European Influence

Franz Lehár
From The Merry Widow (1907, Opened at the New Amsterdam Theater)

Vilia                                                                    Jodi Burns
I Love You So                                                   Jodi Burns and Jamie Allbritten


Immigrant Influence

George M. Cohan
From Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway (1906, Opened at the New Amsterdam Theater)

Mary is a Grand Old Name                           Margaret Ann Zentner
Forty-five Minutes from Broadway            Kameron Alston
So Long Mary                                                    Margaret Ann Zentner


Victor Herbert
From The Red Mill  (1906, Opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre)

You Never Can Tell About a Woman           Jamie Allbritten and André Peele
The Isle of our Dreams                                   Logan Webber and Joyner Horn
Because You’re You



Irving Berlin
From Watch Your Step (1914, Opened at the New Amsterdam Theater)

Simple Melody                                                  Kameron Alston and Girls
Ragtime Opera Medley                                   Company