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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
https://www.metopera.org/season/2022-23-season/champion/
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
CAST:
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
CAST:
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
CAST:
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)
CAST:
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)

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