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Talkin Jazz w/ Frank Proto, Arranger & Composer" SHADOW BOXER"

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The world premiere of a new American opera based on the life of one of the greatest boxers who ever lived. Joe Louis —“The Brown Bomber” — became a hero to the whole country in an era when a black hero was all but unthinkable. But what happens to a hero when the glory fades and the bills come due? This new opera by Frank Proto and John Chenault brings the triumph and tragedy of an American icon to new life in a stunning production featuring projected images, an onstage jazz band and a 12-member chorus. UM School of Music: Shadowboxer: An Opera Based on the Life of Joe Louis. Maryland Opera Studio music by Frank Proto, libretto by John Chenault, Leon Major, director, Timothy Long, conductor, Erhard Rom, scenic design, David Roberts, costumes, Nancy Schertler, lighting design, Kirby Malone and Gail Scott White, projections,