Bokseren var bestilt af Den Jyske Opera i 1994
Libretto: Erik Clausen
Første opførelse: feb. 1995, Århus Musikhus
Første sangerbesætning: Henrik Krogh Christensen, Anette Kjær, Susanne Vinther, Torben Larsen, Kenneth Ørsøe
Solostemmer: Sopran: Jytte, Mezzo: Bernadette, Tenor: Kaj, Bariton: Sugar Ole, Basbariton: Holger
Orkester: viola, saxofon, trompet, 2 percussionister
Varighed: 1 time 30 min.
Forlag: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

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  • Erik Clausen and Andy Pape win in three rounds with their new boxing opera. A delightful show for both children and adults. – Berlingske Tidende , 05-03-1995
  • Bang for your buck. A fun and powerful opera. A fresh and vibrant take on the genre incorporating all the elements of classical opera while at the same time poking fun at them.
    **** (4 out of 6 stars). – Ekstrabladet, 04-03-1995
  • Boxing set to music until the very last uppercut. And this even in a genuine opera, which is also about love and something as delicate as finding one’s identity. –Jyllandsposten, 04-03-1995
  • Clausen og Pape’s Boxing Opera is well worth a visit – with or without children. –Politiken , 04-03-1995
  • Cliché and sentimentality can be tremendously invigorating when added humour, subtlety, sassiness – and prejudices about country folk.
    Ole Straarup, Aarhus Stiftstidende, 04-03-1995