Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019
By Nico Muhly
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.
Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 film the story follows a young woman who makes her way through life by embezzling from her employers, before she moves on and changes her identity. When her current boss Mark Rutland catches her red-handed, he blackmails her into a loveless marriage. Marnie is left with no choice but to confront the hidden trauma from her past.
Captured live on stage in New York and screened at Riverside, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars in the title role, opposite baritone Christopher Maltman as her husband. Costume design is by Madonna’s collaborator of twenty years, Arianne Phillips, who created every item seen on stage in this stylish, vivid production.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Sunday 10 February 2019 at 1pm
Thursday 14 February 2019 at 10:30am
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Marnie is a co-commission and co-production with English National Opera, where the production premiered in 2017.
Set and Projection Designers:
Julian Crouch and 59 Productions
Isabel Leonard – Marnie
Janis Kelly – Mrs Rutland
Denyce Graves – Marnie’s Mother
Iestyn Davies – Terry Rutland
Christopher Maltman – Mark Rutland