The film company will present Met Opera Live in HD broadcast on February 21
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will again present screenings at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday, February 21, of The Metropolitan Opera: Live HD broadcast of Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” The screenings take place at the Cinema Art Theater and will be presented as recorded presentations after being filmed live.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which had its world premiere in 2019 at the Saint Louis Opera Theater . 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 Met’s recent sensational production of ‘Porgy and Bess’, are co-directing this new staging. Brown, also the production’s choreographer, becomes the first black director to create a main-stage Met production. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young performers, plays Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue in Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore in Billie.
In addition to the opera performance, the Live in HD series features Met Opera stars conducting live interviews with members of the cast and/or production crew while showing behind the scenes. “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” deals with adult themes and contains adult language.
Admission to The Met: Live HD shows are $25 for adults; $22 for RBFS members, Met members, and seniors 65 and older; $15 for students with ID and children 12 and under. Patrons are encouraged to purchase admission online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater 30 minutes before the screening.
For more information about this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.