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When Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones opened the Met's 2021--22 season to universal acclaim, it marked a historic moment in the annals of the company. Now, the six-time Grammy Award--winning composer's first opera arrives at the Met. 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.

  • 3 hr 20 minNR
  • Apr 29, 2023
  • Special Events

Cast & Crew

  • Eric OwensActor

  • Latonia MooreActor

  • Ryan Speedo GreenActor

  • Stephanie BlytheActor

  • James RobinsonDirector

  • Terence BlanchardWriter