NEW PRODUCTION

TERENCE BLANCHARD

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

 

Opening Night of the 2021–22 season will be a historic occasion—the first time an opera by a Black composer appears on the Met stage. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s 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.

 

Production a gift of The Ford Foundation.

Venue

30 Lincoln Center Plaza

Accessibility

  • Captioning with English subtitles
    Captioning with English subtitles
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

The Metropolitan Opera

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

September 27–October 23, 2021 Metropolitan Opera House

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