Met Live in HD: Fire Shut Up in My Bones – ENCORE BROADCAST

Met Live in HD: Fire Shut Up in My Bones – ENCORE BROADCAST

Live Broadcasts | 02/12/2022 | 12:55PM

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Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Kasi Lemmons
Run Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Approximate intermission times: 2:05PM
Approximate end time: 4:15PM
Encore Broadcast

Sung in: English

Following the great publicity and high praise for the Live in HD production of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, a national encore of the title has been added during Black History Month. The exhibition date for this high-profile encore is Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 12:55PM.

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. 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.

Based on the book by ‎Charles M. Blow
Libretto by Kasi Lemmons
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Originally commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, co-commissioned by Jazz Saint Louis.
Production a gift of The Ford Foundation and the Francis Goelet Trusts
Additional funding from The Joan Ganz Cooney and Holly Peterson Fund

Main Image credits: Zenith Richards / Met Opera
Cover Image credits: Eric Woolsey / Opera Theatre of St. Louis

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About the Met Live in HD:

In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 73 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools. The Paramount began broadcasting during the 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 18.00 Student
  • $ 23.00 Senior
  • $ 25.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • February 12, 2022 | 12:55PM
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