Schedule C

Fire Shut Up In My Bones

Terence Blanchard
Original Language:
Kasi Lemmons
Opera in Three Acts

Based on a 2014 memoir by Charles Blow. 2021 revised version.

Gibsland, Louisiana
Role Voice Part Classification
Billie Soprano L
Destiny/Loneliness/Greta Soprano L
Charles Blow Baritone L
Char’es Baby Treble F
Spinner Tenor S
Uncle Paul Baritone S
Chester Baritone S
Pastor/Kaboom Baritone S
Adult Nathan Tenor S
Adult William/Chicken Plucker Tenor S
Adult James/Foreman Baritone S
Adult Robert Baritone S
Young Nathan Spoken B
Young William Spoken B
Young James Spoken B
Young Robert Spoken B
Evelyn Soprano B
Ruby/Woman Sinner Mezzo Soprano B
Verna Soprano CB
Young Lovely Soprano CB
Neighbor Mezzo Soprano CB
Bertha Mezzo Soprano CB
A Pledge Spoken CB
Nash Spoken CB
Please be advised: Contact AGMA for classification if you are combining roles, and/or for classification of unassigned lines, and/or for classification of any combination of Chorus and Solo bits from what has been performed previously.
Minimum Chorus:  20
Divisi:  SATB