Met Opera: Live In HD & Encore Series Showing

January 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Opera team is presenting the Met: Live in HD [2022-23] & Encore series in Bermuda on film on Sundays at BUEI at 5.00pm, with the next installment to take place on February 4.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Opera team is thrilled to show the next opera during Black History Month, composed by Grammy award winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard as part of the Met: Live in HD [2022-23] & Encore series in Bermuda [on film]. Don’t miss your chance to see these world-class productions on the big screen in high definition quality.

“All operas on Sundays at 5.00pm at BUEI, unless otherwise advised. All have English subtitles and are approximately 3-4 hours long, including a 30 minute interval.

“The next opera is Champion [Terence Blanchard] – Met Premiere – on Sunday 4 February 2024 at 5pm, at BUEI.

“Six-time Grammy award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up in My Bones made history in the 2021–22 season. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is 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 ghosts of his past.

“Soprano Latonia Moore is Emelda Griffith, the boxer’s estranged mother, and mezzo- soprano Stephanie Blythe is bar owner Kathy Hagan. Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns to the podium to, and Director James Robinson, whose productions of Fire Shut Up in My Bones and Porgy and Bess brought down the house, oversees the staging. Camille A. Brown, whose choreography electrified audiences in Fire and Porgy, also returns. In English with subtitles; approximately 3.25hrs, including a 30 minute interval.

“For enquiries, call 296 0820. Tickets – with opera reps only – cost $40 for adults and $35 for all under 25s.

“To pay, we accept:

  • Cash on night [and for any advance operas]
  • Cheque [in advance – please call ask for address] or on the night for that evening’s showing or future opera[s]; and
  • Online banking/transfer [in advance] – please call 441-296-0820 for bank account details. USD transfers preferred; sorry, no cards

“Present ticket for 10% discount at Harbourfront restaurant after any showing. Complimentary canapes at interval.

“Visit for more and general info.”

Opera Poster Champion Bermuda 4 Feb 24

“The season continues in 2024:

  • Don Giovanni [Mozart] Sun 25 Feb
  • Die Zauberflöte [Mozart] Sun 10 Mar 24
  • Eugene Onegin [Tchaikovsky] Encore Sun 31 Mar

“Looking for a unique gift? Searching for something for the person who has everything? Purchase a gift certificate for operas being shown this season. These can cover entry to one opera, all in the current season, or anything in between. Phone or catch us at BUEI [cash, cheque, or online transfer]. Please provide the name of the giver, the name of the recipient, and the number of operas.”

The full Champion synopsis follows below [PDF here]:

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