Champion Tickets

Champion Tickets

Lyric Opera House - Chicago, Chicago
Jan 27, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024
2h 45m (incl. one intermission)

About Champion

Lyric Opera of Chicago welcomes Champion, the first opera written by composer Terence Blanchard. Based on a true story and featuring a libretto by Michael Cristofer; the drama unfolds in what composer Terence Blanchard calls “an opera in jazz.” Welterweight boxer Emile Griffith is tortured by the complex realities of his life: decades-long guilt from defeating a challenger in the ring, who died from Griffith’s blows; and desperately conflicted feelings regarding his own sexuality.