Following the great publicity and customer feedback we have received for the Live in HD production of FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, we have added an encore of the title during Black History Month. The exhibition date for this high-profile encore is Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 12:55pm.
Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Kasi Lemmons
Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and 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 recent production of the Gershwins’ 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.
3 hours, 15 minutes (195 minutes).