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Champion Tickets

Champion Tickets
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Champion Tickets

About Champion

When Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones opened the Met’s 2021–22 season to universal acclaim, it marked a historic moment in the annals of the company. Now, the six-time Grammy Award–winning composer’s first opera arrives at the Met. 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 is again on the podium for Blanchard’s second Met premiere, and director James Robinson—whose productions of Fire and Porgy and Bess brought down the house—oversees the staging. Camille A. Brown, whose choreography electrified audiences in Fire and Porgy, also returns.

Terence Blanchard (b. 1962) is a celebrated composer whose many works express his roots in jazz but defy further categorization. A prolific creator in a wide variety of forms and genres, he is especially celebrated for his close collaboration with director Spike Lee and his accomplishments as an award-winning composer of more than 60 film scores.

Start date

April 10th, 2023

End date

May 13th, 2023


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Audiences Say
Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

39 reviews on Show-Score

Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful
94 / 100
Patrick M 4
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing
90 / 100
Phil 9070
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
85 / 100
Powerful, Great orchestra, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Absorbing
89 / 100
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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10023


Elevator access, wheelchair access, accessible listening devices, Braille and large print programs


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