The Met Live in HD: FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES (Blanchard)
October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor); Angel Blue (Destiny/Loneliness/Greta), Latonia Moore (Billie), Will Liverman (Charles)
James Robinson and Camille A. Brown (Production), Allen Moyer (Set Designer), Paul Tazewell (Costume Designer), Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Designer), Greg Emetaz (Projection Designer), Camille A. Brown (Choreographer)
Estimated Running Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (w/ one 30 minute intermission)