Blue 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 navigate a devastating reality.

“The times are fraught. Lit by lightning and divisiveness. Love, family, friends and the church are there when we need them. And we need them now. We need a song to soothe our sorrows as we confront painful, personal truths. We need music in our lives and our children near to help us repair heartache; music to ultimately lift us and celebrate the bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood togetherness.” – Tazewell Thompson, librettist and director

In English with projected English text.

New co-production with Washington National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago

2 hours and 45 minutes

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Cast

Kenneth Kellogg, The Father

Briana Hunter, The Mother

Gordon Hawkins, The Reverend

Artistic Team

John DeMain, Conductor

Tazewell Thompson, Director

Donald Eastman, Set Designer

Jessica Jahn, Costume Designer

Robert Wierzel, Lighting Designer

Eric Sean Fogel, Movement Coach

Dave Bova, Hair & Makeup Designer

Kelley Rourke, Projected Titles

* member of the Young Artists Program