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Metropolitan Opera Talk: “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” by Terence Blanchard

October 21, 2021 7:00 am
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October 21, 2021 8:00 pm
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Baty headshotJoin Janna Baty, Assistant Professor Adjunct of Voice, Yale School of Music, for a Metropolitan Opera Talk. She will discuss the Met debut of Terence Blanchard’s opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

Opening Night of the 2021–22 season will be a historic occasion—the Met’s first performance of an opera by a Black composer. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts 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.”

This talk is in conjunction with the Met’s Live in HD Series, the 2021–22 season of live movie theater transmissions. Branford Regal Cinema screening of Fire Shut Up in My Bones is Saturday, October 23 at 12:55 pm.

This series is cosponsored by Shoreline Village Ct.

This program will be in person at the Library. Registration is required.

Met Opera Talk - Janna Baty