Terence Blanchard, libretto by Kasi Lemmons
2 hours, 55 minutes with one intermission
Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir (libretto by Kasi Lemmons) tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown co-direct this new staging, featuring baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s exciting young artists, alongside sopranos Angel Blue and Latonia Moore.
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