COOPERSTOWN — The Glimmerglass Festival’s premiere, “Blue,” is on the New York Times’ list of Best Classical Music of 2019.
Here’s the citation:
“The composer Jeanine Tesori, best known for her Tony Award-winning musical ‘Fun Home,’ and the librettist-director Tazewell Thompson tell the story of a striving black family in Harlem with a rebellious teenage son who’s incensed over police intimidation of young black men.
“In a twist, the devoted but flummoxed father is a police officer. Ms. Tesori’s strong yet subtle score is combined with Mr. Thompson’s grimly elegant and snappy words — one of the best librettos I’ve heard in a long while.”