[Met Performance] CID:357471
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Fire Shut Up In My Bones {1} Metropolitan Opera House: 09/27/2021., Broadcast/Streamed/Times Squarecast/Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park

(Opening Night {136}
Peter Gelb General Manager
Debuts: Walter Russell III, Terrence Chin-Loy, Briana Hunter, Cierra Byrd, Chris Kenney, Calvin Griffin, Greg Emetaz, Brittany Renee
Broadcast/Streamed/Times Squarecast/Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park)


Metropolitan Opera House
September 27, 2021 Broadcast/Streamed/Times Squarecast/Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park

Opening Night (136)

Peter Gelb General Manager

Metropolitan Opera Premiere


FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES {1}
Terence Blanchard-Kasi Lemmons

Charles..........................Will Liverman
Destiny/Loneliness/Greta.........Angel Blue
Billie...........................Latonia Moore
Uncle Paul.......................Ryan Speedo Green
Spinner..........................Chauncey Packer
Char'es-Baby.....................Walter Russell III [Debut]
Chester..........................Chris Kenney [Debut]
Evelyn...........................Brittany Renee [Debut]
Pastor/Kaboom....................Donovan Singletary
Verna............................Denisha Ballew
William..........................Cheikh M'Baye
Nathan...........................Oleode Oshotse
James............................Ejiro Ogodo
Robert...........................Judah Taylor
Foreman..........................Norman Garrett
Chicken Plucker/Adult William....Terrence Chin-Loy [Debut]
Ruby/Woman Sinner................Briana Hunter [Debut]
Young Lovely.....................Marguerite Mariah Jones
Bertha...........................Cierra Byrd [Debut]
Adult Robert.....................Calvin Griffin [Debut]
Adult Nathan.....................Errin Duane Brooks
Pledge...........................David Morgans Sanchez
Nash.............................Chase Taylor
Women: Denisha Ballew, Christine Jobson, Jasmine Muhammad, Kimberli Render, Nicole Joy Mitchell, Karmesha Peake

Orchestra Rhythm Section:
Bryan Wagorn, Piano
Matt Brewer, Bass
Adam Rogers, Guitar
Jeff Watts, Drums

Conductor........................Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Co-Director......................James Robinson
Co-Director......................Camille A. Brown
Set Designer.....................Allen Moyer
Costume Designer.................Paul Tazewell
Lighting Designer................Christopher Akerlind
Projection Designer..............Greg Emetaz [Debut]
Choreographer....................Camille A. Brown

The production of Fire Shut Up in My Bones was made possible by generous gifts from The Ford Foundation and the Francis Goelet Trusts

Additional funding from The Joan Ganz Cooney and Holly Peterson Fund

Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera
Originally commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, co-commissioned by Jazz St. Louis A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago

The commissioning and development of the world premiere of Fire Shut Up in My Bones at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis was made possible with support from the Fred M. Saigh Endowment at Opera Theatre, the Sally S. Levy Family Fund for New Works, the Whitaker Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and OPERA America's Opera Fund.

This performance is made possible in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Additional funding for this production was received from the National Endowment for the Arts.



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