Will Liverman Leads Metropolitan Opera’s ‘X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X’

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Zenith Richards / Met Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera is set to present the company premiere of Anthony Davis’s “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X.”

The opera will open on Nov. 3 and will be conducted by Kazem Abdullah in a newly revised score, which features a layered, jazz-inflected setting. The opera will star baritone Will Liverman, soprano Leah Hawkins, mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson.

Robert O’Hara will direct the production which will be performed through Dec. 2.

The Met opera will be broadcast on Nov. 3, 14, and 24 live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on Sirius XM channel 355. It will also be featured in the company live in HD series on Nov. 18.