Coming of age in an ordinary and dangerous place – Chicago Reader
Journalist Charles M. Blow once wrote in his New York Times column that he “likes to think of himself as a Southern writer.” His childhood in Gibsland, Louisiana, shaped his writing, and in the south, “you don’t so much say words as sing them.” Now, at Lyric Opera, his own story is literally being sung. But not exactly in his own words. Read More.
Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet – Fox 32 Chicago
Six Grammy wins. Two Oscar nominations. A career of awe-inspiring work – composer Terence Blanchard is one of the most celebrated music artists in movie history – and now his music skills are coming to the Lyric Opera House. Read More.
“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” Debuts at Lyric Opera – Chicago Defender
Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is a new opera from six-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons, based on the memoir by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow. Read More.
Terence Blanchard returns to opera with ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ – Chicago Sun Times
Opera companies like to open their seasons with sure things—big-name singers and proven masterpieces. But New York’s Metropolitan Opera threw caution to the wind and launched its 2021-22 line-up with a work that had been performed just once before, in 2019—Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”—and it turned out to be a sensation. Read More.
Musician, composer brings modern day opera to the Lyric – WBBM
6 time Grammy winning musician and two-time Oscar nominated film composer Terence Blanchard started playing piano and trumpet when he was 9 years old. Read More.
Grammy winning & Oscar nominated composer brings history making opera to Chicago – WGN9
The excitement of creating and conducting a history making, hit opera is not lost on Terence Blanchard. His is the first opera from a Black composer to be performed by New York’s Met. And only the second from a Black composer in Chicago on stage at the Lyric. Read More.
Fire It Up: Award-winning Musician & Composer Terence Blanchard Brings New Opera to Chicago – The Arts Section
WDCB’s Gary Zidek catches up with Grammy-winning trumpeter and Oscar-nominated film score composer Terence Blanchard to talk about his new opera, FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES. Read More.
After making history as first opera by a Black composer at the Met, ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ comes to Lyric Opera – Chicago Tribune
As a teenager, after the rest of his family had gone to bed and the house had gone quiet, Charles Blow found God. Read More.
‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ comes to Chicago’s Lyric Opera: ‘It’s all Black everything’ – ABC 7
The new age opera is praised as a groundbreaking achievement of color and culture. Read More.