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Champion (Blanchard)

Saturday, April 29, 2023
Champion (Blanchard) The Met Opera Live in HD
The Met Opera: Live in HD
210 minutes (1 intermission)
Live Broadcast

Terence Blanchard's highly acclaimed Fire Shut Up in My Bones made history when it opened the Met's 2021–22 season. Now, the first opera written by the six-time Grammy Award-winning composer arrives at the Met.

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 returns to the podium to conduct Blanchard's second Met premiere. Director James Robinson, whose productions of Fire and Porgy and Bess brought down the house, oversees the staging. Camille A. Brown, whose choreography electrified audiences in Fire and Porgy, also returns.

Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.


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