Police Brutality Opera "Blue" Was Perfect for This Moment. So Why Is its Star Glad it Got Postponed?

Kenneth Kellogg, The Father, and Aaron Crouch, The Son, in Blue. Photograph by Karli Cadel.

When Covid-19 cancellations rippled through the Washington arts scene in March, one big loss was the Washington National Opera’s highly anticipated Blue. Written by Tazewell Thompson with music by Jeanine Tesori, the opera is about a community’s pain when a white cop fatally shoots a young man who happens to be the son of a Black cop. Just two months after Blue’s DC run was postponed to a…

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