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Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer’s CHAMPION, which received its world premiere at Opera Theatre in June 2013, is one of five finalists for “World Premiere” of the year in the 2014 International Opera Awards
St. Louis, MO, February 14, 2014 – Opera Theatre’s 2013 world premiere Champion, which was co-commissioned with Jazz St. Louis, continues to garner international recognition with the February 13 announcement from the 2014 International Opera Awards that the opera, by composer Terence Blanchard and librettist Michael Cristofer, has been named one of five finalists in the category of “world premiere.” The award will be given on April 7 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Champion is the only finalist in the category written by both an American composer and an American librettist.
Opera Theatre’s much-anticipated production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, directed and designed by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, opened to thunderous applause and critical praise.
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