Public Programs inspired by BLUE
Lyric is proud to be planning the Chicago premiere of Tony Award®–winning composer Jeanine Tesori and NAACP Theatre Award–winning librettist Tazewell Thompson’s new opera inspired by contemporary events and Black literature. Blue tells the story of a Black family in Harlem whose son is killed by a white police officer. Called “one of the most elegant librettos I’ve heard in a long time,” by Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times, Blue places timely issues at the forefront of modern opera and invites audiences to the emotional epicenter of their impact. Lyric Unlimited has planned upcoming public programs inspired by the Chicago premiere of this important new work.