Blue

February 13-21

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Libretto by Tazewell Thompson

A DEVASTATING STORY, A HEARTBREAKING REALITY.

This new opera centers on the hopes and fears of a young Black couple as they raise their son in Harlem. In this story of heartbreak and resilience, a police officer and his wife are supported by a loving community after their son is killed. Blue is an intimate opera about picking up the pieces in the wake of tragedy and the uplifting power of community.

Language

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.

Runtime

Approximately two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

Blue was commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival and premiered at the Festival in July 2019.

The scenery and costumes were originally created for a co-production with The Glimmerglass Festival, Washington National Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Individual tickets for the 2020-2021 Season go on sale July 2020. Season ticket packages are available now!

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Synopsis

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A police officer and his wife give birth to a son in Harlem, who grows up in protest of an oppressive system. As conflicts continue to arise as the son and the Father continue to not see eye to eye, the son is killed in a protest, leaving his Father ridden with guilt.

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Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival
Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival
Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival
Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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