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Champion

Composer:
Terence Blanchard
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
Michael Cristofer
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

Based on the real life of the 1962 Boxing World Welterweight Champion

Time:
20th Century
Place:
New York City
Role Voice Part Classification
Emelda Griffith Mezzo Soprano L
Emile Griffith Bass L
Young Emile Griffith Bass Baritone L
Cousin Blanche / Sadie Donastrog Griffith* Soprano F
Luis Rodrigo Griffith Tenor F
Benny “The Kid” Paret / Benny Paret, Jr.* Tenor F
Howie Albert Baritone F
Kathy Hagen Mezzo Soprano S
Little Emile Griffith Treble S
Ring Announcer Tenor S
Man in the Bar / A Young Man** Baritone B
A Man Spoken CB
A Woman Spoken CB
Gay Basher Man #1 Spoken CB
Gay Basher Man #2 Spoken CB
Gay Basher Man #3 Spoken CB
* These roles are specified in the score to be sung by the same artist.  
** The roles were combined in the premiere and the same may apply for subsequent productions.

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Minimum Chorus:  15
Divisi:  SATB