The Met: Live in HD—Champion
Saturday, April 29, 2023
12:55 PM–4:15 PM
The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary.
Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up in My Bones triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past. Soprano Latonia Moore is Emelda Griffith, the boxer’s estranged mother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is the bar owner Kathy Hagan. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for Blanchard’s second Met premiere, also reuniting the director-and-choreographer team of James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.
Tickets are $25 ($22 for members, $18 for students with valid ID, and $7 for children 10 and under). Advance reservations are strongly suggested. No refunds. For more information, call 413 458 0524.
For the full list of The Met: Live in HD performances this season, click here.
Image: Ryan Speedo Green as Young Emile Griffith in Terence Blanchard's "Champion." Zenith Richards / Met Opera