Grace Bumbry is currently performing in Scott Joplin's early 20th century opera, Treemonisha, at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet. Joplin's opera is full of his trademark ragtime style, with lots of traditional Black folk music, spirituals, and bluesy lines. Set in the Fall of 1884 on an Arkansas plantation, the opera is about salvation through education. Joplin finished his opera in 1911 and lived only to see a concert version of the work in 1915 in Harlem. For Théâtre du Châtelet's production, Treemonisha is Adina Aaron, Monisha is Grace Bumbry and Ned is Willard White.