Terence Blanchard’s upcoming “Opera in the Jazz” Style
New Orleans trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard is joining the ranks of jazz musicians who have branched out to write formal long-form compositions. His first opera, “Champion,” based on the story of boxer Emile Griffith, will premiere with Opera Theatre of St. Louis this June. Find out, in this St. Louis Beacon story by Patricia Rice, what motivated Blanchard to turn to opera and this tragic subject.
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