The Met Opera: Live in HD opens the season | Characteristics

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The Met Opera 2021-2022: Live in HD Series returns after a long hiatus with two incredible operas. “Boris Godunov” will open the season on Saturday October 9 at 12:55 pm at the Sunrise Theater.

On Saturday October 23 at 12:55 pm there will be “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”, the revolutionary new opera written by legendary composer Terence Blanchard. Blanchard is the first black composer to be presented at the Met Opera in its 138-year history.

In “Boris Godunov”, the conductor Sebastion Weigle conducts the opera which explores Boris’s rise to the rank of Czar, as well as the hope and conflicts that affect both the Russian people and the Godunov himself. same. It is the only completed opera by Modest Mussorgsky and considered his masterpiece. Boris is played by bass René Pape, who is renowned for playing the role.

“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” is Terence Blanchard’s famous adaptation of Charles M. Blows’ memoir. It was premiered with great success at the Opéra Théâtre de Saint Louis. Blanchard made history as the first black composer to perform an opera on the Met Opera stage. Directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” explores masculinity and identity as Charles struggles with thoughts of revenge for his abusive cousin as he tries to move past what happened to him.

James Robinson and Camille A. Brown, who were two creators of the recent Met production of “Porgy and Bess”, will co-direct. Baritone Will Liverman stars as Charles, appearing with Angel Blue as Destiny / Loneliness / Greta, and Latonia Moore plays Billie.

The operas will be presented live in HD, via satellite, from the Met Opera stage directly to the Sunrise Theater screen.

Tickets are $ 27 per person, seats reserved. Season tickets for all 10 operas in the series can be purchased for $ 220. Tickets can be purchased in advance at, by calling the administrative office at (910) 692-3611, or at the box office 30 minutes before the show.

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