February 22, 2023

The Metropolitan Opera announces its 2023–24 season

The season includes performances of Verdi’s Requiem, with soprano Leah Hawkins, mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy as soloists and Maestro Nézet-Séguin on the podium.

Also among the season’s new works, Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X arrives at the Met on November 3. Robert O’Hara, the Tony-nominated director of Slave Play, makes his Met debut with this new production. Baritone Will Liverman, who triumphed in the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, sings Malcolm X. Soprano Leah Hawkins plays his mother, Louise and wife, Betty; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis his sister Ella; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel his brother Reginald; and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson is Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Kazem Abdullah conducts the newly revised score.