May 8th, 2023 - 1:00 pm
The Met: Live in HD – Champion (Terrance Blanchard) Opening at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes
Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater presents The Met: Live in HD production of Champion. 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 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. . [Est. Runtime: 170 mins, sung in English]
The Met Live in HD series is sponsored by Delmarva Public Radio.
This is an affordable opportunity to see world-class opera in your community and is a wonderful experience for all ages. Screening times are 1 pm Mon (May 8) and 5:30 pm on Tue (May 9). Admission is $20.00 RBFS Members & Gold Members, $25.00 General Audiences, $10.00 Student, $22.00 Seniors - 65 yrs and over. Purchase advance tickets at rehobothfilm.com or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes beginning 30 minutes before screening.