The Metropolitan Opera streams Nico Muhly’s ‘Marnie’
The Metropolitan Opera is continuing to sustain opera fans with its tremendously popular Live in HD series of free streamed performances. On April 30, the Met will stream Nico Muhly’s riveting opera, Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s gripping 1961 novel, which had its United States premiere at the Met during the 2018–19 season.
Praised by the New York Times for his “sturdy, suave baritone,” Christopher Maltman made his debut as the imperious Mark Rutland alongside star mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the elusive title role. Director Michael Mayer’s cinematic production bursts to life in vivid color and features ravishing, 60s-inspired costumes by Oscar-nominated designer and stylist Arianne Phillips. Robert Spano conducts an accomplished cast, which also features soprano Janis Kelly, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, and countertenor Iestyn Davies.
The streams go live each night on the Met’s website at 7:30 pm EDT; you can also watch them on multiple devices through the Met Opera on Demand app. Each production stays viewable until 6:30 pm EDT the following day. The full schedule is below.
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