Works & Process to Present ‘Champion’

By Francisco Salazar

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is set to present “Champion,” an opera by Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer on March 20, 2023.

The event will feature performances by members of the cast and a moderated discussion about the work’s forthcoming company premiere at the Metropolitan Opera.

Met General Manager Peter Gelb will moderate a discussion with the creative team, and members of the cast will perform selections from the opera.

“Champion” is set to open at the Met on April 10 and will see Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conduct. The production will be directed by James Robinson and choreographed by Camille A. Brown. The production will star Latonia Moore, Ryan Speedo Green, Eric Owens, Stephanie Blythe, Meredith Arwady, Paul Groves, and Eric Greene.