Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” Simultaneously at the Met Opera – Knox County VillageSoup

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ROCKLAND – The 2021-2022 season of Live HD simulcasts from the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York City continues at The Strand Theater, 345 Main St., on Saturday, October 23 at 1 p.m. with a broadcast of “Fire Shut Up In “de Blanchard My Bones”, the first opera by a black composer performed on the Met stage. A reminder presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 2 at 1 p.m.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin directs Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of the moving memoirs of Charles M. Blow. Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey through a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown, two of the creators of the recent and sensational Met production, “Porgy and Bess”, are co-directing this new production. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue in Destiny / Loneliness / Greta and Latonia Moore in Billie. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to theaters around the world.

The Strand Theater’s COVID-19 security protocols include setting auditorium capacity at 30%, or 100 seats per show; provide reserved seats with a pad of empty seats around each group; and require all guests and staff to wear masks for the duration of their stay. These protocols can be revised as local conditions change. Please visit the Strand Theater website or call (207) 594-0070 for more information.

The estimated operating time is 3 hours. 15 min., Including an intermission. Content Notice: “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” covers adult themes and contains adult language. Tickets: $ 27 / adults; $ 25 / component members; $ 15 / students aged 18 and under and students with ID. Encore tickets: $ 23 / adults; $ 15 / component members; $ 5 / students 18 and under and students with ID. All tickets are for reserved seats and are available on rocklandstrand.com; by calling (207) 594-0070; or at the box office when the theater is open for performances, and one hour before each opera performance hour.

Will Liverman as Charles in Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”. Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera

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