NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a Black composer, Anthony Davis‘ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, just two years after its first. The company says X will open on Nov. 3, 2023, in a staging by Robert O’Hara that will be conducted by Kazem Abdullah. Baritone Will Liverman will sing the title role and soprano Leah Hawkins will sing in the staging, a co-production of the Met, Michigan, Opera Omaha, and the Seattle Opera. The Met opens its 2021-22 season on Sept. 27 with Terence Blanchard‘s Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
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