Timothy O'Leary http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Premieres Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opera-theatre-saint-louis-premieres-terence-blanchard-s-champion <p>On Saturday, June 15, <a href="http://www.opera-stl.org/">Opera Theatre of Saint Louis</a> performs the world premiere of jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard’s first opera, <em>Champion</em>. Set to a libretto by Michael Cristofer, the opera tells the true story of Emile Griffith, a gay boxer who became the Welterweight Champion of the World. But in a boxing match, he kills his opponent through no fault of his own, and then has to live with the guilt for the rest of his life.</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 03:19:20 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 27407 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Premieres Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’