The acclaimed opera, based on the memoir by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, "Fire", tells a poignant and profound story of a young man's journey through hardship and trauma through his turbulent upbringing in Louisiana.
After a year and a half closure due to the global pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera reopens its doors to an extraordinary 2021-22 season. Located in the historic Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York,the Met has distinguished itself as a premier opera company for over a century, with high-quality performances by many of the world's most renowned artists. In addition to audiences returning (safely) in person to the opera house this season, opera lovers can also enjoy a presentation of the Opening Night performance on multiple screens in Times Square. And for the first time, the Met will present a free, live simulcast of Fire Shut Up in My Bones to audiences in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park. The Marcus Garvey Park live transmission will be preceded by an in-person discussion featuring Fire Shut Up in My Bones composer Blanchard and librettist Kasi Lemmons.