Sedona News – The Mary D. Fisher Theatre is honored to be the home for the Met Live Opera programs for the 2022-2023 season, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. The season continues with Terence Blanchard’s “Champion” live via simulcast on Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. and the encore presentation on Wednesday, May 3 at 3 p.m.
Plan to come early as Russ Fox will lead a pre-opera talk one hour before the LIVE production on Saturday.
Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021. 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 Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for Blanchard’s second Met premiere, also reuniting the director-and-choreographer team of James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.
The Met Live Opera’s “Champion” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. (live simulcast) with an encore on Wednesday, May 3 at 3 p.m. The pre-opera talks will take place one hour before the live Saturday simulcast. Tickets are $25 general admission, $22 for Film Festival members, and $15 for students. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.