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explore Great Dates Where to Go, What to See Seeing Opera Anew Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents exciting new works like this month’s world premiere of Champion. # ST. LOUIS Bold, contemporary, compelling — Opera Theatre of Saint Louis will challenge all your assumptions about opera. Take Champion — premiering this month — which tells the true story of 1962 world welterweight champion boxer Emile Griffith. He claimed his title in a televised match that resulted in the death of his opponent Benny “The Kid” Paret. The fight haunted Griffith for the rest of his life. Commissioned in partnership with Jazz St. Louis, the opera is set to a unique score by five-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard. The libretto is by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Michael 192 JUNE 2013 By IVY LAMB Cristofer, who sees Griffith as a contemporary tragic hero. “For me, Emile’s story not only asks the question of what it means to be a man,” Cristofer says. “It asks what it means to be a human being.” Arthur Woodley, distinguished for his portrayal of Porgy in Porgy and Bess, plays the central role of Griffith. One of the world’s most acclaimed mezzo-sopranos, Denyce Graves, plays Griffith’s mother, Emelda. Champion runs June 15–30 as part of Opera Theatre’s Festival Season. Other productions in the 2013 season include The Kiss, The Pirates of Penzance, and Puccini’s Il Tabarro and Pagliacci. During the next two seasons, the opera will continue its three-year cycle, titled New Works, Bold Voices, featuring world premiere operas by American composers. Champion is the first in the series, to be followed by Twenty-Seven by Ricky Ian Gordon, featuring star soprano Stephanie Blythe, next year, and Shalimar the Clown by Jack Perla, based on the novel by Salman Rushdie, in 2015. It’s no wonder that Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has been praised as one of the foremost companies for advancing new works. For more information or to order tickets, visit

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - June 2013

US Airways - June 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Outdoor Music Venues
Hub Crawl: Los Angeles International Airport
Wine & Dine: Infused Spirits
Great Tastes: B.B. King's Blues Clubs
Diversions: Beer Gardens
Great Escapes: Hard Rock Hotels
Great Escapes: Universal Orlando Resort
Diversions: Seven Super Spas
Adventure: Sebasco Harbor Resort, Maine
Golf: Billy Casper
Gear Up: Family Games
Travel Feature: The Lure of the Lake
US Airways: All in the Family
Chefs Tell: Sea Fire Grill
Charlotte, NC
Special Section: Los Angeles Arts
Must Read: Color Blind
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - June 2013