Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Oct 23 2021 - 1:00pm

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House Members, $10 Students

Yannick Nezet-Seguin 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 the 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.

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. 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.

Sung in English with English subtitles, the production runs two hours, 40 minutes with one intermission.

Content Advisory:  Fire Shut Up in My Bones addresses adult themes and contains some adult language. 

Live at the Met is underwritten with support from Daniel S. Kaufman and Timothy W. Beaver