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First opera by a black composer at the MET.

This Monday, 27 September, the New York MET Opera will reopen its season after being closed for more than a year and a half due to the covid-19 pandemic. And the opening of the 2021-22 season is set to be a historic event, as it will be the first venue premiere of an opera composed by a Black composer, Terence Blanchard ‘s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which had its world premiere in 2019 at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. The opera’s next performances will take place on October 1, 4, 8, 13, 16, 19 and 23. The opera is based on the memoir by The New York Times journalist Charles McRay Blow, published in 2014.

© Photograph by Henry Adebonojo, downloaded from the Terence Blanchard website.