Works & Process at the Guggenheim Continues with Inside Look at Aucoin and Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’

By Chris Ruel
(Photo: Paola Kudacki)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum in New York continues its fall 2021 season with the Metropolitan Opera on Nov. 1 with a 60-minute inside look at composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice.”

The Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, in which Orpheus uses the power of music to save his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has served as creative fodder for composers and poets for centuries. Aucoin and Ruhl’s reimagining relates the story from Eurydice’s point of view. The opera is set to arrive at the Met this fall and stars soprano Erin Morley.

The program provides an opportunity for audiences to learn more about the opera with a discussion featuring Aucoin moderated by Met General Manager, Peter Gelb. Cast members will present highlights.

Attendees must provide proof of full vaccination and wear masks for the entire presentation. Children under 12, for whom no vaccination is approved, are not allowed to attend regardless of the vaccination status of their guardian.