Conductor: ......Yannick Nézet-Séguin
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.
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...
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