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 takeon 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 Nezet-Seguin 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 Jozef Orlinski as his otherworldly alter ego.
Booking with Plaza Cinema
Starts at 17.55