Two Boys - MET (2013) - Two Boys - MET (2013)

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  • Production title :Two Boys - MET (2013)
  • Work - Composer :Two Boys - Nico Muhly
  • Opera house :The Metropolitan Opera -


New production

A hauntingly beautiful and dramatically chilling work, Two Boys marked the “auspicious operatic debut” (London Independent) of composer Nico Muhly when the piece premiered at English National Opera in 2011. The opera explores identity and desire in the shadowy world of the Internet as a detective investigates the stabbing of one teenage boy by another—and discovers a tangled web of online intrigue. Loosely inspired by real events, director Bartlett Sher’s production includes striking video projections by 59 Productions (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island), while Muhly’s score—featuring lyrical vocal writing and “shimmeringly ecstatic choruses” (London Telegraph) —“finds an exciting new musical language” (Wall Street Journal) to capture the mysterious realm of cyberspace.

“A landmark in the career of an important artist…a work of dark beauty”
(The New York Times)

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October 21, 2013 20:00:00

October 25, 2013 20:00:00

October 30, 2013 20:00:00

November 02, 2013 13:00:00

November 06, 2013 19:30:00

November 09, 2013 20:00:00

November 14, 2013 20:00:00


David Robertson

Alice Coote

Paul Appleby

Jennifer Zetlan

Christopher Bolduc

Sandra Piques Eddy

Judith Forst

Keith Miller

Caitlin Lynch

Work's characters list


Detective Inspector Anne Strewson



Jake (real)


Anne's mother


Cynthia, Jake's mother