Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Live in HD Preview: Erin Morley Stars in ‘Eurydice’

By David Salazar
(Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera)

The Met Opera’s Live in HD series for the 2021-22 season continues on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 with a transmission of “Eurydice.”

The broadcast, which kicks off at 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, is conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and stars Erin Morley, Joshua Hopkins, Barry Banks, Jakub Josef Orlinski, and Nathan Berg.

Of the opening performance of the run, OperaWire’s review noted that the opera by Sarah Ruhl and Matthew Aucoin packed a strong dramatic punch coupled with a solid cinematic score.

“Aucoin matches Ruhl’s witticism quite well throughout, particularly with the danse macabre and its dark heavy bass at the wedding (probably the finest example of Aucoin’s sardonic bite) and, especially with the character of Hades. The menacing ruler of the underworld gets bouncy percussive rhythms that automatically make him stand apart from the rest of the musical language (in one fine moment, he turns on some swing to try and seduce Eurydice),” says the review.

Find out which theaters in your local area are transmitting the simulcast by clicking here.

This is the latest in a series of Live in HD transmissions of the season. It will be followed by “Cinderella” on Jan. 1, 2022 and “Rigoletto” on Jan. 29, 2022.