PBS Great Performances Presents ’Marnie’ From The Met Opera

By David Salazar

Nico Muhly and Nicholas Wright’s “Marnie” will get a broadcast as part of PBS’s Great Performance series this Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

The broadcast, the second to showcase a performance from the 2018-19 season, will kick off at 9 p.m. EDT and Isabel Leonard as the complex heroine who constantly shifts her identity in order to run from a painful past. 

Per OperaWire’s review, “Isabel Leonard was the star of the night. She’s had her share of major successes at the Met, but this one tops them all. She owned the stage when she was on it; and she was on it almost the entire time. She WAS Marnie.”

Other cast members include Christopher Maltman and Denyce Graves. Roberto Spano conducts. 

Next up on the PBS Great Performances showcases from the Metropolitan Opera will be “La Fanciulla del West” and “Samson et Dalila.” “La Traviata,” “Adriana Lecouvreur,” “La Fille du Régiment,” “Carmen,” “Die Walküre,” and “Dialogues des Carmélites” follow thereafter.