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[sold out] A night at the Opera: Fire Shut Up In My Bones

March 29, 2022 5:15 pm - 10:00 pm Chicago Athletic Association hotel, Lyric Opera House

Presented in partnership with Gertie, a platform that is being built to deepen and widen engagement with the arts & culture ecosystem in Chicago, we’re pleased to be spending the night with you celebrating arts and culture in Chicago while taking an introspective look into why these spaces can provoke barriers of entry for our communities.

We’ll begin at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel for a happy hour and discussion on creating a more inclusive and equitable art world, featuring Angela Hamilton, the lyric’s Community Programs Coordinator, before departing on foot for a brief walk to the Lyric Opera.

This evening, we’ll be seeing Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Terrance Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons.

5:15PM-6:30PM Happy Hour and open discussion in Cherry Circle Room
6:30-6:45 Walk to Lyric Opera
7:00 PM Opera begins

With the purchase of this ticket, you’ll receive 1 complimentary 1-day pass to Expo Chicago, April 7th-10th at Navy Pier.

Come as you are. Whether feeling your best means dressing up or donning a t-shirt and jeans, there is no dress code nowadays at the Opera.

Tickets are sold out.

If the cost of this ticket is prohibitive to you, please email to discuss payment options.

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES: New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow’s widely acclaimed memoir is the source for this extremely moving story of his traumatic youth in Louisiana. What an amazing collection of talent — composer Terence Blanchard, one of the most influential figures in American jazz; librettist Kasi Lemmons, director of such remarkable films as Harriet and Eve’s Bayou; and a topflight cast including many of America’s most brilliant singing actors. Fire Shut Up in My Bones is an opera for today, revealing the Black experience in this country as few other operas have done. Fire Shut Up in My Bones addresses adult themes and contains some adult language.


Health & safety 
In the interest of health and safety, Lyric Opera of Chicago requires that all audience members provide a valid photo ID and proof of two or more doses of vaccine against the COVID-19 virus. Please note that full vaccination occurs two weeks following a CDC-recommended course of vaccination. Additionally, facial masks worn properly over the nose and mouth are required for all patrons for the duration of their time in the opera house. For more information about Lyric’s health and safety protocols, please visit


March 29, 2022 5:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Chicago Athletic Association hotel, Lyric Opera House

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