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

  • 3 hr 15 minNR
  • Oct 23, 2021
  • Opera

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Cast & Crew

  • Latonia MooreActor

  • Angel BlueActor

  • Will LivermanActor

  • Camille A. BrownDirector

  • James RobinsonDirector