Met Live Opera: Eurydice

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Showings

Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Dec 4 11:00 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Met Live Opera
Run Time:2 hours, 45 minutes
Met Company
Conductor:Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production:Mary Zimmerman
S. Katy Tucker (Projection Designer)
Set Designer:Daniel Ostling
Costume Designer:Ana Kuzmanic
Lighting Designer:T.J. Gerckens
Choreographer:Denis Jones
Paul Cremo (Dramaturg)

Description


Matthew Aucoin’s

Eurydice

Libretto by Sarah Ruhl


Cast: Erin Morley (Eurydice), Jakub Józef Orlinski (Orpheus‘s Double), Barry Banks (Hades), Joshua Hopkins (Orpheus), Nathan Berg (Father)


There will be a pre-opera talk led by Ed Ingraham one hour before the performance.


The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. With a libretto by MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orlinski as his otherworldly alter ego.

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