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The Met in HD: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X
(Delayed broadcast from the live performance on November 18)

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Experience award-winning opera as you’ve never seen it before—larger than life with better-than-front-row angles, glorious sound, and exclusive access behind the scenes—in The Met’s state-of-the-art transmission of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm XAnthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera which premiered in 1986.

Theater luminary and Tony-nominated director of Slave Play Robert O’Hara oversees a potent new staging that imagines Malcolm as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. An exceptional cast of breakout artists and young Met stars enliven the operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s life. Baritone Will Liverman, who triumphed in the Met premiere of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, sings Malcolm X, alongside soprano Leah Hawkins as his mother Louise; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis as his sister Ella; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as his brother Reginald; and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson as Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Kazem Abdullah conducts the newly revised score, which provides a layered, jazz-inflected setting for the esteemed writer Thulani Davis’s libretto.

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Presented by USC Visions and Voices. Organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts in conjunction with the USC Thornton School of Music and the Metropolitan Opera.

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