When New York’s Metropolitan Opera reopened after an 18-month shutdown, it decided to make a grand and historic gesture. The season premiered with the production ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones,’ the first performance by a black composer in the company’s 138 years. Watch.
Anderson talks to Oscar-nominated composer Terence Blanchard, whose new opera broke a 138-year-old precedent. Watch.
Monday night’s performance, the first in 18 months, featured the Met’s first-ever opera by a Black composer: a stage adaptation of the memoir by Charles M. Blow. Read More.