MET21: FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES 175 mins

  • MET21: FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES
  • MET21: FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES

Screening Sat 20 Nov - Sun 21 Nov at:

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Saturday, 20 November
11:00AM 
Sunday, 21 November
11:00AM 

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Saturday, 20 November
1:00PM 
Sunday, 21 November
1:00PM 

Five-time Grammy Award–winner Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, a sold-out smash at the Met opera house, comes to Luna Leederville and Luna on SX, November 20.

This 'landmark performance" made Met Opera history, received absolute rave reviews, 'heralding a new era for the Met.' 

Opening Night of the 2021–22 season was a historic occasion—the Met's first performance of an opera by a Black composer. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted 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 soprano Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta, soprano Latonia Moore as Billie, and Walter Russell III as Char’es-Baby.

“A watershed moment for American opera … A defiant, tender, and vital work of art … A starting point for something new, a refresh of where opera can take us.” —The Washington Post

“A fresh, affecting work … Poetic, poignant, sometimes grimly funny, always dramatically effective … Will Liverman [gives] a breakthrough performance … Angel Blue bring[s] her luminous soprano voice and unforced charisma.” —The New York Times

“Landmark performance … The evening was a triumph … Beautifully composed with nuances of shade and colour…" —Associated Press

A bracing and humane story shot through with wit, tenderness, and melodrama.” —New York Magazine

“Fire Shut Up in My Bones makes Met Opera history … Kasi Lemmons’s libretto does a wonderful job adapting the dramatic elements of Charles Blow’s tale.” —Financial Times

“Riveting … A remarkable addition to the Met’s repertoire.” —Vogue

“Magnetically powerful … It was staggering  … A singular achievement … Triumphant.” —NPR “ … Heralds a new era for the Met.” —The Economist

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