Livestream Premiere of Met Opera Opening Night's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" - City Parks Foundation


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Livestream Premiere of Met Opera Opening Night's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"
In Association with Met Opera

Monday, September 27, 2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Marcus Garvey Park

18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027

All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, and subject to venue capacity limits.

In response to the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, all guests of SummerStage events at Marcus Garvey Park will be required to show either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (final dose by August 14) or a negative PCR test within the last 72 hours in order to enter. Masks are required upon entry and strongly encouraged for all guests for the duration of the performance.

Learn more about acceptable documentation, mask guidelines, and other safety protocols here.


5 PM – Doors

6 PM – Performance begins

The Metropolitan Opera opens its 2021–22 season on September 27 with the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the first work by a Black composer to be presented at the Met.  SummerStage is proud to present the free premiere streamed live from Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park.

Based on Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir of the same name and featuring a libretto by Kasi Lemmons, this new staging is co-directed by James Robinson and Camille A. Brown. Brown, who is also the production’s choreographer, becomes the first Black director to create a mainstage Met production. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the cast starring Will Liverman as Charles, Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta, and Latonia Moore as Billie.

Photo: Zenith Richards / Met Opera

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