(Credit: Marty Sohl / Met Opera)
On Nov. 23, 2021, the Metropolitan Opera is set to present the company premiere of Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice.”
Aucoin will make history as the youngest composer to have a Met premiere since 1938. “Eurydice” is one of three contemporary works to have premieres in the 2021–22 season, the greatest number of new operas to premiere in a single Met season since 1928–29.
The new work is based on Ruhl’s 2003 play and reimagines the ancient Greek Orpheus myth by telling the story from Eurydice’s perspective.
Erin Morley stars in the title role with Mary Zimmerman directing the new staging. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the production with a cast that is rounded out by Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus, Jakub Józef Orliński, Nathan Berg, and Barry Banks. John Holiday makes his Met debut performing Orpheus’s Double on Dec. 11 and 16 while conductor Daniela Candillari leads the Dec. 8 performance.
“Eurydice” will be performed from Nov. 23 to Dec. 16, 2021, with the Dec. 4 performance transmitted live to cinemas around the globe.