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CHAMPION
New Orleans, Louisiana
Friday, 9 March 2018 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 2:30 PM
Presenter: New Orleans Opera
In 2018 we are very pleased to announce that we are producing “native son” jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer Terence Blanchard‘s opera in jazz Champion. Champion is the complex story of World Champion welterweight boxer Emile Griffith as he asks: “What makes a man a man?” We travel through his broken memories as he retraces his steps to success and failure in love, life, and sport as a champion and a gay man in the 1960s.

Arthur Woodley comes to New Orleans to re-create his ground-breaking portrayal of Griffith, fresh from his Washington National Opera success. Tomer Zvulun returns to direct a truly stunning night in the theater with this cutting edge opera.

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