as part of Metropolitan Opera Live
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.” The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the Met’s sensational recent production of Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging, which appears in cinemas on October 23. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Sung in English.
2 hrs, 55 min.
Conductor: Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Destiny/Loneliness/Greta: Angel Blue
Billie: Latonia Moore
Charles: Will Liverman
Composer: Terence Blanchard
Tickets go on sale to METROPOLITAN OPERA MEMBERS (please note, this is separate from a Rose membership) at the box office only from 9/2-9/7. You must have a Met member priority pass. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on 9/8 at the box office as well as online.