CHAMPION

March 9th & 11th, 2018 | Arthur Woodley comes to New Orleans to re-create his ground-breaking portrayal of Griffith, fresh from his Washington National Opera success.
CHAMPION

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.

PERFORMANCE FRIDAY, MARCH 9th @8:00 PM

BRUNCH AND MATINEE SUNDAY, MARCH 11th @2:30 PM

MAINSTAGE SERIES: FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

SINGLE TICKETS START AT $25

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER

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