Met Live at The Grand: “Champion”
Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 1:00 pm$25 adults; $23 Grand members; $18 students
The Grand will host a broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s “Champion” on Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m.
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 for adults, $23 for Grand members and $18 for students (15 and under).
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