Take a peek into the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Blue with these videos, articles and photos from the making of the new opera. Reflective of a familiar American headline, this new work by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson centers on the hopes and fears of a young black couple as they raise a son in 21st-century America. In this story of love and loss, we see the father, a police officer, and the mother supported by a loving community of fellow law enforcement, churchgoers and friends as they respond to the killing of their son.

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Blue by Design: A Glimpse into Blue‘s First Rehearsal

In Rehearsal: Kenneth Kellogg
Blue is the first piece I’ve been a part of that I feel I can lend my authentic self to in telling a real story that reflects the lives of people that look like me.”

 

“Go Figure:” Briana Hunter Sings a Musical Excerpt from the First Scene of Blue

“Somebody:” A Musical Excerpt from the Workshop of Blue

Read about Blue here:

The New York Times: This Summer, Opera Grapples With Race

Playbill: Check Out Photos From Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s New Opera Blue

Broadway World: New Work By Jeanine Tesori Will Premiere At The Glimmerglass Festival

 

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