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The MET presents the premiere of Blanchard's Champion, 5/27 at 1pm

Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as boxer Emile Griffith
Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as boxer Emile Griffith

In 2021-22, the Met presented Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones to universal acclaim. Now, the six-time Grammy Award–winning composer’s operatic retelling of the dramatic story of boxer Emile Griffith arrives at the Met with bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green starring as the closeted young hatmaker-turned-prizefighter, who rises from obscurity to become world champion and, in one of the great tragedies in sports history, kills his homophobic archrival in the ring.

5/6 Puccini: La Bohème
Eleonora Buratto (Mimì)
Stephen Costello (Rodolfo)
Sylvia D’Eramo (Musetta)
Davide Luciano (Marcello)
Christian Van Horn (Colline)
Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard)
Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)

5/13 Verdi: Aida
Michelle Bradley (Aida)
Marcelo Álvarez (Radamès)
Olesya Petrova (Amneris)
George Gagnidze (Amonasro)
Christian Van Horn (Ramfis)
Krzysztof Bączyk (The King)

5/20 Mozart: Don Giovanni – New Production
Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni)
Federica Lombardi (Donna Anna)
Adam Plachetka (Leporello)
Ana María Martínez (Donna Elvira)
Ben Bliss (Don Ottavio)
Ying Fang (Zerlina)
Alfred Walker (Masetto)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk (The Commendatore)

5/27 Terence Blanchard: Champion – New Production/Met Premiere (Performance from April 29, 2023)
Ryan Speedo Green (Young Emile Griffith)
Eric Owens (Emile Griffith)
Latonia Moore (Emelda Griffith)
Stephanie Blythe (Kathy Hagen)
Paul Groves (Howie Albert)
Eric Greene (Benny "Kid" Paret)