Saturday, October 30, 10:55am
Opening Night of the 2021–22 season will be a historic occasion—the Met’s first performance of an opera by a Black composer. 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.” 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; Brown, who is also the production’s choreographer, becomes the first Black director to create a mainstage Met production. 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.
Adult $21 ♦ Student $11
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Sponsored locally by Wayland Henry Cato Jr. Foundation with additional support from Christine Gempp Love Foundation, Thickman Family Foundation, Susan Scott Heyneman Foundation, Anonymous, Kerry Eblen and Victor & Janet Ashear