MetLive 2022-23: Champion (Blanchard/Cristofer)


Theater 3 Sat, Apr 29 12:55 PM


Saturday, April 29, 2023

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 2021–22. by 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. Libretto by Michael Cristofer.  

Run time 3hrs 15mins with 1 intermission.

Tickets: $28 / Superstar Members $23

This production uses strobe-light effects.
Content Advisory: Champion contains adult themes, sexually explicit language, and physical violence.

This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.