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Metropolitan Opera Will Present Terence Blanchard Opera Fire Shut Up In My Bones

It is the first opera by a black composer to be performed at the esteemed New York institution 

Terence Blanchard
Terence Blanchard at the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Joseph Allen)

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City will present trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones in a forthcoming season, the company said, though it did not specify exactly which season it would be.

Premiered in June in St. Louis, the work will be the first opera by a black composer to be performed at the Met, which was founded 136 years ago and whose general manager is Peter Gelb.

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