Fire Shut Up in My Bones

In Theaters Sat, Oct 23, Wed, Oct 27

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Fire Shut Up in My Bones

175 Minutes

The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, this opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship.

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.

Music: Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Kasi Lemmons

Language: English, with English subtitles

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Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Run Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

Categories: Performing Arts

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Angel Blue

Destiny/Loneliness/Greta

Angel Blue

Destiny/Loneliness/Greta

Angel Blue

Latonia Moore

Billie

Latonia Moore

Billie

Latonia Moore

Will Liverman

Charles

Will Liverman

Charles

Will Liverman

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