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The Metropolitan Opera: HD Live at Eckerd College presents Champion
April 29 @ 12:55 pm - 4:45 pm$25.00
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. 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. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
About Met Opera: Live in HD
The Metropolitan Opera is home for the most creative performing and visual artists from around the world. Since 2006, the company has offered The Met: Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition around the world. All operas are presented with English subtitles.
Location: Eckerd College
Room: Miller Auditorium