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Terence Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' to premiere at The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis / JAZZIZ

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The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) announced the world premiere of trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard and librettist Kasi Lemmons' Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on the memoir of celebrated writer Charles Blow. This opera is part of OTSL's series New Works, Bold Voices, which is committed to commissioning new operas that reflect the diversity of modern American experience. Fire Shut Up in My Bones is Blanchard's second opera and has been co-commissioned with Jazz St. Louis. It will open on June 15 and run for six performances directed by OTSL artistic director James Robinson, conducted by William Long and featuring an acclaimed cast including sopranos Julia Bullock and Karen Slack, and bass-baritone Davóne Tines.

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