Upcoming Talks and Events

Tim Yip: A New Vision of Contemporary Art and Design 
Friday, March 10, 6:30PM 
Asia Society of New York 
725 Park Ave, Manhattan

Groundbreaking designer Tim Yip made his Met debut this season as the set and costume designer for the company’s new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin. In this presentation and conversation, Yip discusses his process and artistic inspiration for the new staging, which draws on ancient culture to create a futuristic vision. Combining his experience in contemporary film, theatre, set design, and visual art, he creates a world in which design catalyzes time, space, and energy. Yip also takes the audience on a creative journey through his philosophy of artmaking, exploring the legacy of his 40-year career. Tickets are required.  

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Screening of The Red Violin
Friday, March 17, 8 pm
Metrograph NYC 
7 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002 

The Metropolitan Opera and the Québec Government Office in New York co-present a screening of the 1998 drama The Red Violin at Metrograph NYC. Spanning four centuries and five countries, this evocative film follows the mysterious story of a violin from its creation in 1681 Cremona to an auction house in modern-day Montreal. Following the screening, join director François Girard and Paul Cremo, the Met’s dramaturg and former VP of Film and Television at Sony Music, for a conversation about directing in cinema, opera, and theater. Girard’s new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin is on stage through April 1. Tickets are required. 



Works & Process: Champion
Monday, March 20, 7:30PM 
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 
1071 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10128 

Learn about the upcoming Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Champion and hear highlights from the seven-time Grammy Award­–winning composer’s “opera in jazz.” Following their triumphant 2021 collaboration on Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, director James Robinson, and choreographer Camille A. Brown reunite with Blanchard in Champion to explore the life of boxer Emile Griffith. Peter Gelb, the Met’s Maria Manetti Shrem General Manager, moderates a panel discussion with members of the cast and creative team, followed by selections from the opera. Tickets are required. 



“In Their Corner”  
Tuesday, April 4, at 8PM 
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center 
208 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011 

Join the Metropolitan Opera, Native Son, and Athlete Ally in a panel discussion with athletes and members of the cast and creative team of Terence Blanchard’s Champion about LGBTQ rights and inclusivity in athletics and art. The panelists will use historical, athletic, and artistic lenses to explore the difficulties in owning one’s identity and the tribulations faced in coming out. Following the discussion, hear a performance from bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, who stars as boxing welterweight Emile Griffith in Champion. This event is free and open to the public. 



Saturday, April 15, at 3PM 
Aaron Davis Hall at City College Center for the Arts 
129 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10027 

Join bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, composer Terence Blanchard, boxing brand Everlast, social-justice pioneers RISE, change-makers Native Son, and the Metropolitan Opera as they uncover the grit and guts it takes to become an award-winning athlete, a professional opera singer, and a Grammy Award–winning composer. This community-focused event brings together audiences, families, and aspiring athletes and singers in Harlem and Upper Manhattan for a panel discussion and performance. Attendance is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.