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Fire Shut Up in My Bones Tickets

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    Dive into a profound journey of resilience with Fire Shut Up in My Bones, a story of a young man's childhood traumas and his journey toward self-acceptance.

    Why Watch Fire Shut Up in My Bones

    Fire Shut Up in My Bones is an opera that defies categorization, blending classical opera with the vibrant influences of jazz. Presented at the renowned Metropolitan Opera House, this gripping drama explores the profound journey of a young man, brought to life with a stirring performance by bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green. With a score composed by 7-time Grammy Award winner and Oscar-nominated Terence Blanchard, the opera made history as the first performance by a Black composer at the Met. Don't miss this landmark production that beautifully melds diverse musical genres into a deeply moving experience.

    The Story

    Fire Shut Up in My Bones is set in the small town of Gibsland, in northwestern Louisiana, from the 1970s to the 1990s. The opera follows the life of Charles, a young man grappling with childhood traumas and searching for self-acceptance. The narrative explores his relationship with his mother and love interest, as well as a defining decision that he makes. How does his fateful decision affect him? Does Charles ever find the peace he so desperately seeks? Watch Fire Shut Up in My Bones opera at the Metropolitan to join Charles on his poignant journey.

    Great for

    Contemporary Opera Lovers | Jazz and Gospel Enthusiasts | Fans of Drama

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Show Details

    Genre: Opera

    Opening Date: 08 April 2024

    Closing Date: 02 May 2024

    Theatre Name: Metropolitan Opera House

    Theatre Capacity: 3,800

    Metropolitan Opera House Seating Plan

    Theatre Facilities: Restrooms, Restaurant and Water Fountain, Wheelchair Access, Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Service Dogs Allowed, Visual Impairment Assistance

    Dress Code: Smart casual

    Cast and Creatives

    Leading Roles

    Ryan Speedo Green as Charles

    Latonia Moore as Billie

    Brittany Renee as Greta, Loneliness, and Destiny


    Terence Blanchard


    Evan Rogister

    Additional Tips

    • Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.
    • You will receive an email confirming your purchase.

    • You will receive your e-tickets via email within 3 hours from the time of the booking. You can access your tickets by clicking on the link available on the email.

    • If you book tickets more than 14 days in advance, you will receive the tickets 14 days prior to the show date.

    • The ticket can be presented digitally along with a valid photo ID at the entrance on the day of your visit.

    • Please note most of the theatres do not allow entry post the show start time and we recommend you reach the venue 10-15 minutes early.

    • Show timings may be subject to change every week/month. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

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