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Terence Blanchard's opera, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"

In its 138 years, America's leading opera house, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, had never staged an opera by a Black composer – until now. The Met opened its new season with a production of "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" by jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu talked with six-time Grammy-winner Blanchard about his opera, inspired by a memoir by Charles Blow, about "a boy of peculiar grace" growing up in small-town Louisiana in the 1970s and '80s.
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