Glimmerglass’ ‘Blue’ Among NY Times’ Best

Glimmerglass’ ‘Blue’

Among NY Times’ Best

Kenneth Kellogg as The Father and Aaron Crouch as The Son in The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2019 world premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s “Blue,” on the New York Times’  list of Best Classical Music of 2019. (Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival)

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.”


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