Latest Emile Griffith News

Met premieres Blanchard's `Champion,' an `opera in jazz'

Apr. 12, 2023 13:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” proved a sell-out hit at the Metropolitan Opera in 2021, general manager Peter Gelb wasted no time lining up the composer’s other opera for the current season. And that set the clock ticking for Blanchard...