Met Opera 2021/22: Terence Blanchard FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES

Showings

Rose Theatre Sat, Feb 12 12:55 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2021
Genre:Music
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Camille A. Brown
Gary Halvorson
James Robinson
Cast:Angel Blue
Latonia Moore
Will Liverman

Description

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, which appears 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.