MET Live in HD: Champion

Saturday , April 29th, 2023

10:55 AM - 2:05 PM

$25 General, $20 members, youth (17 and Under) Free

Taos Community Auditorium

Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Michael Cristofer


SAT APRIL 29, 10:55 am


Youth 20 and under are FREE!

*For youth, get your tickets at the Box Office day of show.

*Note: Masks are encouraged for all events in the theater and Encore Gallery 


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.


Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor), Latonia Moore (Emelda Griffith), Ryan Speedo Green (Young Emile Griffith), Eric Owens (Emile Griffith), Stephanie Blythe (Kathy Hagen), Paul Groves (Howie Albert), Eric Greene (Benny “Kid” Paret)


James Robinson (Production), Allen Moyer (Set Designer), Paul Tazewell (Costume Designer), Donald Holder (Lighting Designer), Greg Emetaz (Projection Designer), Camille A. Brown (Choreographer)

Tickets available here