The live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera continue to be screened across the main cities in Cyprus, with the next one being a US premiere, shown in live HD for the first time. It’s the case of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller.
This is the second new opera composer Muhly produces for the Met, with a gripping reimagining of 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.
Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie’s mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting.
Marnie is a co-commission and co-production with the English National Opera, where the production premiered in 2017.
Marnie – The MET Live in HD
Live screening of contemporary opera Marnie. November 10. Rialto theatre, Nicosia. 7.55pm. €18 / €14. Tel: 77-777745