Champion

In Theaters Apr 29 - May 3

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Champion

200 Minutes
Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up in My Bones triumphantly premiered in 2021. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green stars as the young boxer Emile GriffithYannick Nzet-Sguin conducts.
Six-time Grammy Awardwinning 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 Nzet-Sguin takes the podium for Blanchard’s second Met premiere, also reuniting the director-and-choreographer team of James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.


Music: Terence Blanchard
Language: English, with English subtitles

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Run Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Categories: Performing Arts

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STARRING

STARRING

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Latonia Moore

Emelda Griffith

Latonia Moore

Emelda Griffith

Latonia Moore

Ryan Speedo Green

Young Emile Griffith

Ryan Speedo Green

Young Emile Griffith

Ryan Speedo Green

Eric Owens

Emile Griffith

Eric Owens

Emile Griffith

Eric Owens

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