- Evening Encore
Dec 29, 2018
Marnie (Nico Muhly) MET PREMIERE
Conductor: Robert Spano
Production: Michael Mayer
Set and Projection Designer: Julian Crouch, 59 Productions
Costume Designer: Arianne Phillips
Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams
Choreographer: Lynne Page
Cast: Isabel Leonard (Marnie), Janis Kelly (Mrs Rutland), Denyce Graves (Marnie’s Mother), Iestyn Davies (Terry Rutland), Christopher Maltman (Mark Rutland)
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.
Music by Nico Muhly, libretto by Nicholas Wright, based on the novel by Winston Graham.
By special arrangement with Universal Pictures.
Running time: 2hrs 52m
Tickets: General $27.50 / Members $25 / Students $15