Saturday, November 17, 2018, 12:55 pm
NEW PRODUCTION/MET PREMIERE!
Robert Spano; Isabel Leonard (Marnie), Janis Kelly (Mrs. Rutland), Denyce Graves (Marnie's mother), Iestyn Davies (Terry Rutland), Christopher Maltman (Mark Rutland) Michael Mayer (Production); Julian Crouch and 59 Productions (Set and Projection Designers), Arianne Phillips (Costume Designer), Kevin Adams (Lighting Designer), Lynne Page (Choreographer)
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.
Approx. runtime: 3:17 [1 Intermission]