Fire Shut Up in My Bones
October 23, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

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.

Adult $25 | Senior (ages 65+) $20 | Student $10 (Prices include fees.)

This opera will be broadcast LIVE!

If you’ve never been… 

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD is a series of live opera performances transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to select venues, primarily movie theaters, in the United States and other parts of the world — including the CCA!.

Learn before you go!

We have a wonderful volunteers who take their time to help others learn about opera. Members of the Collins Opera Outreach Committee, affectionately known as the COOCS, will provide informational sessions prior to the operas. We’ll announce those dates and times soon. Please stay tuned!