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Clark Art To Broadcast 'Fire Shut Up In My Bones'
01:41PM / Thursday, January 13, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute will join a national rebroadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's critically acclaimed production of Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones."
 
The special presentation has been organized by the Metropolitan Opera as a Black History Month celebration of its first production of an opera by a Black composer. 
 
The Clark will screen the encore broadcast in its auditorium at 12:55 pm on Saturday, Feb. 12.  
 
"Fire Shut Up in My Bones" debuted on opening night of the Metropolitan's 2021-22 season to extraordinary critical reviews. The Metropolitan's Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Blanchard's adaptation of Charles M. Blow's moving memoir. Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man's journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the Metropolitan's recent production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess—co-direct the new staging. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera's most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie. 
 
Tickets for the performance are $25 ($22 for Clark members, $18 for students with valid ID, and $7 for children 10 and under). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call the box office at 413 458 0524. All sales are final. 
 
Seating capacity in the Clark's auditorium has been reduced for this season to accommodate greater social distancing. Tickets are limited to 100 guests and are selling quickly. Proof of COVID vaccination for all visitors age twelve and older is required. All guests age five and older are required to wear facemasks at all times while inside the Clark's facilities.
 
The next Met: Live in HD performance is Ariadne auf Naxos, airing Saturday, March 12 at 12:55pm.  
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