Concert will begin at 23:25 hours GMT
Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in my Bones' with Liverman, Blue and Moore from New York
Terence Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in my Bones' is an opera in three acts to a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, based on the book by Charles M. Blow. It tells the story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. Charles Blow, age 20, drives down a Louisiana backroad with a gun in the passenger seat. Destiny sings to him, calling him back to his childhood home. He begins reliving memories from his childhood.
Performers:Destiny/ Loneliness/ Greta: Angel Blue Billie: Latonia Moore. Charles: Will Liverman.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
I am eager to hear Mr. Blanchard's musical interpretation of Mr. Blows's memoir.