Review: ‘Fire’ Brings a Black Composer to the Met, Finally

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Calling it “fresh and affecting,” The New York Times reviews ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones,’ which recently opened the The Metropolitan Opera 2021-2022 season. The production, composed by MSM trustee and award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard, (HonDMA ’19) reopened the Met after an 18-month closure and represents the first time the company has performed an opera by a Black composer.

Terence Blanchard’s fresh, affecting “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” reopened the opera house on Monday after an 18-month closure.

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