Opera Blue The Mother and The Girlfriends | Dutch National Opera

In Harlem, a black couple anticipates the birth of its first-born son, with both hope and anxiety. The mother worries about her son’s future as she watches him become a young man and enter the world of activism.

Singers: Aundi Marie Moore, Vuvu Mpofu, Thembinkosi Magagula, Rehanna Thelwell
Conductor Kwamé Ryan with Residentie Orkest Den Haag

Composition: Jeanine Tesori
Libretto: Tazewell Thompson

Musical direction: Kwamé Ryan
Stage direction: Tazewell Thompson
Set design: Donald Eastman
Costume design: Jessica Jahn
Lighting design: Robert Wierzel, Eric Norbury

The Father: Kenneth Kellogg
The Mother: Aundi Marie Moore
The Son: Darius Gillard
The Reverend: Will Liverman

Girlfriends / Congregants
Vuvu Mpofu
Thembinkosi Magagula
Rehanna Thelwell

Policemen / Congregants
Thando Mjandana
Charles Williamson
Martin Mkhize

Residentie Orkest The Hague

Blue was commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival and premiered in July, 2019.
Co-production: The Glimmerglass Festival, Washington National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago

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