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. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera
Music by Nico Muhly, libretto by Nicholas Wright, based on the novel by Winston Graham
By special arrangement with Universal Pictures
Production a gift of Andrew J. Martin-Weber
Additional funding from the Francis Goelet Charitable Trusts, Dr. Coco Lazaroff, and American Express