|Clark Art Airs 'X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X'|
|11:57AM / Monday, November 13, 2023|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Metropolitan Opera's broadcast production of "X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X" airs at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, November 18 at 12:55 pm in the latest installment of the 2023–24 season of The Met: Live in HD.
The award-winning series of live, high-definition cinema simulcasts features the full live performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. The Clark broadcasts the opera in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
According to a press release:
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, is Malcolm, 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.
Tickets $25 ($22 members, $18 students, $5 children 15 and under). Advance registration encouraged; capacity is limited. To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu/events
or call the box office at 413 458 0524. No refunds.