Fire Shut Up in My Bones
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Met Opera in HD

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Terence Blanchard
October 23, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Arts On Screen season. This is an archived view.

The Met opens its season with this landmark work: the first performance of an opera by a Black composer with co-direction by the first Black director of a mainstage production.

21/22 Arts On Screen

Composed by Grammy Award–winning jazz musician Terence Blanchard, the opera is an adaptation of Charles M. Blow's moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as "bold and affecting" and "subtly powerful." Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man's journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the Met's sensational recent production of Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera's most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie.

Terence Blanchard will perform live at the Hop on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

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Fire Shut Up in My Bones: TV Spot (30 sec)

 

Met Talk: Fire Shut Up in My Bones

 

Fire Shut Up in My Bones: Movement Exercise

 

Fire Shut Up in My Bones: "Peculiar Grace"

 

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