All performances of Champion are canceled.
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Terence Blanchard’s “opera in jazz” makes its Detroit Opera House debut! Based on the real story of prize fighter Emile Griffith, Champion is a reflection on the boxer’s life as he struggles with regret, prejudice and the fluidity of sexual and societal morality. Featuring opera star Denyce Graves, Champion is a self-reflective work not to be missed.
- Featuring Denyce Graves as Emelda Griffith and Arthur Woodley Emile Griffith
- “Opera in jazz” composed by jazz musician Terence Blanchard
- Conductor: Kazem Abdullah
- Director: James Robinson
Champion contains mature subject matter and strong language. Recommended for ages 15 and up.