Champion
Composer: Terence Blanchard
Librettist: Michael Cristofer
Original Cast:

Emile Griffith (Arthur Woodley)

Young Emile Griffith (Aubrey Allicock)

Emelda Griffith, Emile's mother (Denyce Graves)

Howie Albert, Emile's trainer (Robert Orth)

Kathy Hagan, a bar owner  (Meredith Arwady)

Benny 'Kid' Paret/Benny Paret Jr, a boxer/his son  (Victor Ryan Robertson)

Luis Rodrigo Griffith, Emile's adopted son and caretaker   (Brian Arreola)

Sadie Donastrog Griffith/Cousin Blanche   (Chabrelle Williams)

Little Emile, Emile as a young boy   (Jordan Jones)

Ring Announcer  (Christopher Hutchinson)

Chorus of Reporters, photographers, hat makers, men at the boxing gym, Caribbean paraders, Drag queens

Premiere Date: June 15, 2013
Description:

The real-life story of Emile Griffith--the closeted gay boxer whose knockout of a homophobic rival in the early 1960s led to unexpected tragedy--comes roaring to the stage in Terence Blanchard's haunting and visually stunning "opera in jazz."

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Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 10
Contact: Not Available
Composer Web Site: http://www.terenceblanchard.com/
Schedule of Performances Listings
Champion (Blanchard)
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
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