The multi-Grammy award-winning performer and creator says, “This is the highest form of musical theater that I’ve ever experienced.” Read More.
Met season to open with first-ever opera by Black composer – AP News
Charles Blow recalls being in the audience at the premiere of the opera based on his memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” and watching the scene that depicts his sexual abuse as a child by an older cousin. Read More.
Terence Blanchard’s music is the sound of Spike Lee’s movies. Now it’s also making history at the Metropolitan Opera. – Washington Post
“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” is first production by Black composer to be staged by the Met. Read More.
A Black Composer Finally Arrives at the Metropolitan Opera – New York Times
Terence Blanchard, best known for scoring Spike Lee films, reopens the 138-year-old opera company with “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” Read More.
Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard on making Black history at Met Opera – The Grio
On the eve of the premiere of Fire Shut Up In My Bones, Blanchard discusses the complexities of presenting his work in a genre of music where Blacks have often been pushed to the margins. Read More.
Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone – Opera News
Jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard makes history at the Met this season. Read More.
Positively Black: Terence Blanchard on Jazz, Opera & the Need for Change – NBC New York
This week on “Positively Black”: a pioneering composer who’s touching every part of the music world from the club to the stage, and to Hollywood. Watch Now.
‘Perry Mason’ composer Terence Blanchard: ‘It was a huge honor’ to remix this iconic theme – Gold Derby
HBO’s “Perry Mason” reboot ain’t your dad’s “Perry Mason” and neither is the score — an intoxicating mix of retro jazz and modern synth by Terence Blanchard. But that was not anything close to the temp music on the initial footage he was sent. Read More.
Get to Know: Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones – Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric has announced the full details of the 2021/22 Season, including the Chicago premiere of Terence Blanchard’s powerful Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Learn more about this bold and affecting opera and see the stunning new co-production between Lyric, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Los Angeles Opera. Read More.