Atom User Reviews for The Metropolitan Opera: Fire Shut Up In My Bones

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This is a powerful opera. Well worth watching. The staging is very effective and the music by Terence Blanchard is superb. Not to be missed.

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JONATHAN H
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I loved this opera and the cast. BUT, the transmission was lost minutes before the end and it was VERY disappointing!

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Roger M
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Deals with modern, human issues but is clearly an opera. The music is excellent; moving; I wept at the end. The development of the theme of expressing love between the mother and son was accomplished through three efforts; only at the last were both in a place to express their love fully. That is thoughtful. Very impressive.

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Judith Z
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The story is so very moving and relevant. Outstanding performances from the youngest to the most veteran performers. Loved it!!!

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Patricia C
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I love live theater and opera, but without this HD encore presentation, I would not have been able to see this groundbreaking production. The cast was superb, the music was lush. I look forward to seeing more live theater this way.

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Stephanie S
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Such a powerful, timely creation. Bravo to ALL! To see it in-person in its Premiere in St. Louis with Opera Theater St. Louis a few years ago and then this embellished statement , certainly each performance had its uniqueness. Wish that there would have been more diversity at the HD viewing in St.Louis!!!!!!! Next stop is March 2022 at The Lyric in Chicago!!!! Bravo.

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A moving opera. The behind the scenes and audience views made it even more special. Grateful for the opportunity so far away from NYC.

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Wonderful production with top rate cast. The ending was inspiring

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David M
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not a fan of the opera but I loved this the story line was well done beautiful harmony and performances

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Doreen H
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Aside from Spinner, great singers, and wonderful music but 1st act is half hour too long, anyone who has been to southern baptist gospel choir would not recognize the subdued one here and anyone who has been to a black fraternity w step dancing has seen much better than this, which is good, but there is so much better The women and Charles are the best

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Great story for all time. We all can learn how to be more companionate and understanding

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Louis W
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Powerful

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Eugene P
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Inspiring story with original music. First time I saw so many African Americans in the audience for an opera: wonderful. The intermission is too long. Excellent cast.

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Francoise M
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Conveys the depth of human experience.

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Frederick T
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Very disappointing. Libretto and music are terribly uneven.

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Sheldon C
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For a new opera, it stands a pretty good chance of surviving. The story works, the music is more symphonic and less jazzy than expected, but it's a pretty dreary slog getting through it.

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Gary A
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I left at intermission. Just was not moved by it

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George K
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Opera fine, but transmission aborted before the climactic ending.

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The struggle for humanity to overcome the devastating lingering effects of inhumanity truly lifts the spirit

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