Opera Parallèle’s Champion: An Opera in Jazz, Register by January 25

Introduce yourself to the wonders of opera! Explore the intersection of art and social issues.

Composed by jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Production will feature Gospel Choir, non- traditional dance, and innovative projections.

Based on the real-life story of Emile Griffith, Champion is the story of a world champion boxer who killed rival Benny Paret in their 1962 welterweight title match. Tormented by his death, Griffith, a closeted homosexual, spent his life questioning his place in a society that would accept his accidental killing of a fellow athlete, but not his sexuality.

 Please fill out registration form to RSVP before January 25, 2016.

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