Lyric Opera of Chicago welcomes Champion, the first opera written by composer Terence Blanchard. Based on a true story and featuring a libretto by Michael Cristofer; the drama unfolds in what composer Terence Blanchard calls “an opera in jazz.” Welterweight boxer Emile Griffith is tortured by the complex realities of his life: decades-long guilt from defeating a challenger in the ring, who died from Griffith’s blows; and desperately conflicted feelings regarding his own sexuality.
2h 45m (incl. one intermission)
January 27th, 2024
February 11th, 2024
Champion runs for 2h 45m (incl. one intermission).
Champion is at the Lyric Opera House - Chicago, which is located in Chicago, IL, USA, 60606.
Champion tickets start at $38.
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