Met Opera ENCORE: Blanchard's FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES

Additional shows added!

Due to popular demand, we have added additional Encore dates for this production!

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which premierd at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in 2019. 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 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. This cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Content Advisory: FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES addresses adult themes and contains some adult language.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 15 mins, including one intermission

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“A WATERSHED MOMENT FOR AMERICAN OPERA ... A DEFIANT, TENDER AND VITAL WORK OF ART ... A STARTING POINT FOR SOMETHING NEW, A REFRESH OF WHERE OPERA CAN TAKE US.”
—The Washington Post
 
“A FRESH, AFFECTING WORK ... Poetic, poignant, sometimes grimly funny, always dramatically effective ... Will Liverman gives a BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE ... Angel Blue brings her luminous soprano voice and unforced charisma.” 
—The New York Times CRITIC’S PICK 
 
“LANDMARK PERFORMANCE ... The evening was A TRIUMPH FOR TERENCE BLANCHARD ... Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin brought out a vibrant performance ... Walter Russell III, a 13-year-old who played the young Charles, got the biggest individual cheers.” 
—Associated Press 

 

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Show Dates & Times:

2/12/22 - Saturday

1:00 pm,

2/22/22 - Tuesday

1:00 pm,

$23 / Adults
$15 / Strand Members
$5 / Students 18 and under, and college students with ID

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