Lyric Opera of Chicago is debuting a powerful story of hurt and healing.
“Fire Shut Up In My Bones” is based on a memoir by longtime New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow. Composed by Terence Blanchard, the story explores how Blow works to heal from traumatic incidents of abuse in his childhood.
Arts Correspondent Angel Idowu sat down with the Grammy Award-winning composer and jazz artist who shares how he hopes this production will serve as a catalyst for more Black stories in opera.
The opera originally debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. You can see “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” at the Lyric Opera in Chicago through April 8.
The opera was also aired through “PBS Great Performances.”