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Fire Shut Up in My Bones
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Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Metropolitan Opera House
08 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024
3 hrs 15 mins
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Why Watch Fire Shut Up in My Bones?

  • Watch Fire Shut Up in My Bones, a show that created history by being the first opera by a Black composer to be performed at the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Witness the 2nd opera from 7-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, showcasing his prowess in melding jazz with gospel idioms.
  • Experience the heart-wrenching journey of Charles, portrayed by bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, as he confronts his past and battles his internal struggles.
  • Marvel at the sheer talent of conductor Evan Rogister, as sopranos Latonia Moore and Brittany Renee take you on a journey of fate and destiny.
  • Book Fire Shut Up in My Bones opera tickets for the Metropolitan and get the chance to watch a lively step dance, something that is rarely seen in an opera.

About Show

Show Details


Fire Shut Up in My Bones at the Metropolitan Opera is a riveting drama by award-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green leads the cast as Charles, a character going through a profound transformation. Sopranos Latonia Moore and Brittany Renee add depth to the narrative portraying multiple roles. The opera is a musical masterpiece that marks the first opera by a Black composer to be performed at the Met. Featuring elements of both jazz and opera, this production is a testament to the diversity and depth of modern opera.

The Story

Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a soul-stirring opera set in the small town of Gibsland, Louisiana, and the protagonist Charles's alma mater, Grambling State University. The narrative spans from Charles's childhood in the 1970s to his adulthood in the 1990s. The plot is a compelling and heart-wrenching odyssey of Charles's struggles with his past. What fateful decision does Charles face? Does he ever fully accept himself? Watch Fire Shut Up in My Bones opera at the Metropolitan to find out.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for Fire Shut Up in My Bones may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Ryan Speedo Green as Charles, Latonia Moore as Billie, Brittany Renee as Greta, Loneliness, and Destiny
  • Composer: Terence Blanchard
  • Conductor: Evan Rogister

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Tickets Redemption

  • You'll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID - no printout necessary!

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House opened in 1883 and is one of the most popular theatres in New York. It is the largest repertory opera house in the world and often hosts a wide variety of productions like operas and ballets. The Metropolitan Opera House stands out due to the fact that it's one of the most technologically advanced theatres in the world. Some of the most notable productions hosted at this venue include Romeo and Juliet, Turandot, and La Bohème.

Seating Capacity: 3,800

The Metropolitan Opera House seating plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023

Subway: The nearest subway stations are 59 St-Columbus Circle, 57 St-7 Av, and 72 St on the 2, A, and D lines.

Bus: Lines servicing the area include M104, M5, M57, M66, and M7.

Available Facilities: Restrooms, Restaurant, and Water Fountain

Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Service Dogs Allowed, Visual Impairment Assistance

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Shut Up in My Bones Tickets

How much do tickets to Fire Shut Up in My Bones cost?

The cost of Fire Shut Up in My Bones opera tickets at Metropolitan starts from $47 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Fire Shut Up in My Bones opera?

The Fire Shut Up in My Bones opera opens on 8th April 2024 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

What age is Fire Shut Up in My Bones appropriate for?

The opera does not have a strict age limit.

Where is Fire Shut Up in My Bones playing in New York?

The opera is playing at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

How long does Fire Shut Up in My Bones run for?

The running time of the show is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

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