Blue from Tazewell Thompson, Jeanine Tesori, Washington National Opera and Roderick Cox, is nominated in Opera Category.
“ Shaped as a series of dialogues, Tazewell Thompson’s libretto is eviscerating in its fury and grief, and the agonising conflicts experienced by people torn apart by racist violence. Yet it’s equally, painfully full of tenderness, love and humour. The contrasts are beautifully matched in Jeanine Tesori’s score, which moves from lush warmth to splintered dissonance in a heartbeat, straddling art and vernacular styles with subtlety and verve.“BBC Music Magazine, June 2022
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