Met Live Opera: Fire Shut Up in My Bones


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Oct 23 10:00 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Met Live Opera
Run Time:3 hours, 15 minutes
Met Company
Conductor:Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Opera Company:Angel Blue (Destiny/Loneliness/Greta)
Latonia Moore (Billie)
Will Liverman (Charles)
Production:James Robinson
Camille A. Brown
Greg Emetaz (Projection Designer)
Set Designer:Allen Moyer
Costume Designer:Paul Tazewell
Lighting Designer:Christopher Akerlind
Choreographer:Camille A. Brown


Terence Blanchard’s

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Libretto by Kasi Lemmons

Cast: Angel Blue (Destiny/Loneliness/Greta), Latonia Moore (Billie), Will Liverman (Charles)

There will be a pre-opera talk led by Russell Fox one hour before the performance.

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. Baritone Will Liverman, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie.