Met Live in HD: Eurydice
Live Broadcasts | 12/4/2021 | 12:55PM
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NEW PRODUCTION/ MET PREMIERE
Matthew Aucoin / Libretto by Sarah Ruhl
Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Approximate intermission times: 2:25PM
Approximate end time: 3:45PM
Live Performance Broadcast
Sung in: English
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. Rising 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 Orliński as his otherworldly alter ego.
Music by Matthew Aucoin, libretto by Sarah Ruhl, based on her play Eurydice
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and LA Opera
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and LA Opera. Originally commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center Theater New Works Program with support from the OPERA America Repertoire Development Grant.
Production a gift of Robert L. Turner
Image credits: Cory Weaver / Los Angeles Opera
About the Met Live in HD:
In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 73 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools. The Paramount began broadcasting during the 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.
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