• Release date: October 23, 2021 (limited)
  • Genre: Opera
  • Running Time: 3h 15m
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Synopsis

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award - winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard's adaptation of Charles M. Blow's moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man's journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown - two of the creators of the recent production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess?co-direct this new staging, live in cinemas on October 23. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera's most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie.


Director:
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Studio:
The Metropolitan Opera
Cast:
Will Liverman, Angel Blue, Latonia Moore
Writer(s):
Terence Blanchard