Fire Shut Up In My Bones | Terence Blanchard 0+

James Robinson, Camille A. Brown, USA 2021, English / Czech subtitles, 160 min
Fire Shut Up In My Bones | Terence Blanchard

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, live in cinemas on October 23. 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.

Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Director: James Robinson a Camille A. Brown
Scenic designer: Allen Moyer
Costume designer: Paul Tazewell
Light design: Christopher Akerlind
Projections: Greg Emetaz

Angel Blue
Latonia Moore
Will Liverman

Estimated duration: 2h 40 min (including one intermission)


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