Metropolitan Opera: Fire Shut Up in My Bones
The Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts continue with an opera that made history when it opened the 2021-22 season: Fire Shut Up in My Bones by acclaimed jazz musician Terence Blanchard, the first work by a Black composer presented by the company.
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads this performance from last fall.
The libretto by Kasi Lemmons is based on the memoir by columnist Charles M. Blow, a story about coming of age in the rural South and triumphing over trauma and hardship.
Will Liverman, Angel Blue and Latonia Moore lead an ensemble cast in a richly melodic, uniquely American score that unites opera, jazz, gospel and dance.
Fire Shut Up in My Bones will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 8th. Listen to it on Classical IPR!