Metropolitan Opera to Present Live in HD Transmission of ‘Champion’

By David Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera is set to present a Live in HD transmission of Terence Blanchard’s “Champion” on April 29, 2023.

The opera stars Eric Owens, Ryan Speedo Green, Latonia Moore, Stephanie Blythe, Paul Groves, and Eric Greene. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Lawrence Brownlee hosts the performance, which kicks off at 12:55 p.m. local time.

Of the opening night performance, OperaWire raved about James Robinson and Camile A. Brown’s production calling it “mesmerizing.” “he production features a series of massive screens around the stage with the central area reserved for shifting sets. The projections are constantly in flux, allowing for the opera to take on a cinematic flow, especially with the scenes changing constantly early on. The many montages of Emile’s rise and fall are correspondingly expressed through these projections as well,” the review adds.

Next on the Live in HD slate is “Don Giovanni” and “Die Zauberflöte.”

Audiences who can’t watch the opera in movie theaters will be able to check out the transmission via “The Met: Live at Home.”