Saturday, October 23, 2021

Fire Shut Up in My Bones in HD

 
Charles, Father's girl friend, Billie, Father
 
Co-Directors: James Robinson and Camille A. Brown
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin 

Destiny/Loneliness/Greta:  Angel Blue
Billie, Charles' mother: Latonia Moore 
Charles: Will Liverman 
Char'es-Baby: Walter Russell III

Fire Shut Up in My Bones, 2019 by Terence Blanchard on a libretto by Kasi Lemmons was shown in HD from the Metropolitan Opera today.  I'm sorry.  This didn't happen for me.  The singers were excellent, especially Angel Blue whom I very much admire, but I didn't enjoy the music.  That's the make or break for me.

I have decided to add more comments.  I tend to shy away from cruelty and crime within families.  I don't watch Law and Order SVU because it's all about the personal.  I never go to Madama Butterfly because it is about cruelty in intimacy.  Political and financial crimes don't bother me at all, but people abusing the innocent is just something I would rather not see.  The sexual abuse of children is the worst category.


1 comment:

Bruce said...

fwiw, we were speculating earlier today--or last night; we can't stop talking about the show--on whether, with some adjustments, the libretto couldn't work as basis for a non-musical theatrical piece...