Eurydice

Dec 4 2021 - 1:00pm

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House Members, $10 Students

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 - a product of the Met's commissioning program.

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.  Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads 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 Jozef Orlinski as his otherworldly alter-ego.  Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice's father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself.

Sung in English with English subtitles, the production runs two hours, 45 minutes with one intermission.

Live at the Met is underwritten with support from Daniel S. Kaufman and Timothy W. Beaver