Denyce Graves


The renowned mezzo-soprano is an alumna of D.C.'s Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Last seen with WNO as Carmen in 2008, she reprises her Champion role as Griffith's mother.


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  • Washington National Opera: <i>Champion</i> Washington National Opera: Champion 3/4/2017 - 3/18/2017

    The real-life story of Emile Griffith--the closeted gay boxer whose knockout of a homophobic rival in the early 1960s led to unexpected tragedy--comes roaring to the stage in Terence Blanchard's haunting and visually stunning "opera in jazz."

Denyce Graves