Met Opera Live in HD

CHAMPION

Saturday, April 29 10am
Wednesday, May 3 1 & 7pm

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.

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FILM FACTS

Met Premiere

Running Time 210

Genre Opera

MPAA Rating NR

Starring
Eric Owens
Ryan Speedo
Latonia Moore
Stephanie Blythe

Directed by
James Robinson

Conducted by
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Composer
Terence Blanchard

Libretto by
Michael Cristofer

Programs and casting subject to change.

Admission & Prices

Adult $27
Senior $25
Child $19

*Prices subject to service charge