The Opéra Nouvelle: Champion: An Opera in Jazz series will take place on March 6 and March 8, 2018. The March 6 location is New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. The March 8 location is the Lusher School Theatre+ and the start time is 7:00 p.m. This is the riveting story of Emile Griffith, the welterweight boxer who accidentally killed his rival, Benny “The Kid” Paret. New Orleans’ own Terence Blanchard composed this work in 2013.