Amanpour and Company

Met Opera’s First Black Composer: A “Sea Change” Is Coming

Clip: 10/11/2021 | 17m 44s | Video has closed captioning.

In its 138-year history, the Metropolitan Opera has never hosted a performance by a Black composer -- until now. Terence Blanchard's new work is based on a 2014 memoir by New York Times columnist Charles Blow. The composer speaks with Walter Isaacson about his artistic process.

Aired: 10/11/21

Rating: NR

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