The Metropolitan Opera in New York opened its 2021-2022 season with a production by jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. Read More.
Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective And The Turtle Island Quartet, Absence – Offbeat
The new release by trumpeter, composer and educator Blanchard comes soon after he lit up the press for his opera, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, which stands as the first work by a Black composer to be performed at the Metropolitan Opera house in it 134-year history. Read More.
Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ makes movie debut Saturday – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The opera by jazz great Terence Blanchard is based on the memoir of columnist Charles Blow. Read More.
Terence Blanchard Can’t Escape the Opera – Town & Country
His hit Fire Shut Up in My Bones brought the art form back to New York—and this weekend, it’s being broadcast live around the world. Read More.
Terence Blanchard Makes Black Music Matter—Finally—at the Met Opera – Daily Beast
The Grammy-winning trumpet player and composer’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” is the first opera by a Black composer performed at the Metropolitan Opera in its 138-year history. Read More.
The Tense, Turbulent Sounds of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” – The New Yorker
Terence Blanchard’s new opera, at the Met, deftly captures the churning inner world of its protagonist. Read More.
Metropolitan Opera’s first performance by a black composer – BBC
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.
Composer Terence Blanchard talks to Anderson about his historic opera debut – CNN
Anderson talks to Oscar-nominated composer Terence Blanchard, whose new opera broke a 138-year-old precedent. Watch.
‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Review: The Met Comes Blazing Back – Wall Street Journal
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.
Met returns with 1st work by a Black composer in its history – AP News
“We bend, we don’t break. We sway!” sings the chorus in the second act of Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” That is how much of the audience of about 4,000 in the Metropolitan Opera felt as they watched Monday night’ landmark performance, the first staged work in the house since March 2020 and the first by a Black composer in the long history of a company that launched in 1883. Read More.