Boston Lyric Opera
Welcome! Whether you are a long time opera aficionado or just looking to try something new, please join us for Champion: An Opera in Jazz.
Composed by Grammy Award-winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Terence Blanchard (Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Da 5 Bloods), Champion seamlessly fuses opera and jazz styles to create this unique work based upon the true story of welterweight Champion Emile Griffith. Haunted by the memories of his prize-winning boxing past, Griffith reflects on his life as he navigates the meaning of masculinity and complex sexuality.
Champion plays three performances at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre May 18, 20 and 22, 2022.