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.” 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.
Content Advisory: Fire Shut Up in My Bones addresses adult themes and contains some adult language
Run time: 3h 15m with 30m intermission • English
About Opera Connection
Hosted by cultural historian/composer Dennis Neil Kleinman, the Opera Connection presents lively, engaging, jargon-free discussions before selected Met at The Music Hall broadcasts.
Season Preview • Sat., 10/2/21 • 2pm • Historic Theater
Ariadne auf Naxos • Sun., 3/2/22 • 11am • Loft
Don Carlos • Sun., 4/3/22 • 10am • Loft
Lucia di Lammermoor • Sat., 5/21/22 • 11am • Loft
COVID Protocols Update
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