World Premiere: In the Greek myth, she was a shadowy figure we barely knew. Let's change that.
Matthew Aucoin partners with playwright Sarah Ruhl for a new opera that reimagines ancient mythology for a modern age. This time, the tale unfolds from the heroine's point of view. (Finally, right?)
Tragically killed on her wedding day, a young bride descends into the underworld, where she reconnects with her adoring father. Presented with the opportunity to return to her husband in the world of the living, she must choose between the two men she loves.
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Bonus: we're celebrating this world premiere with a Eurydice-themed festival: Eurydice Found.
"If contemporary opera has a rising wunderkind, then Aucoin has to be it."
Read the synopsis
Performed in English with subtitles
Running time approx: 2 hours, 35 minutes, with one intermission
Read composer Matthew Aucoin's program note about Eurydice here.
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and LA Opera
Originally commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera / Lincoln Center Theater New Works Program with support from the OPERA America Repertoire Development Grant
A co-production of LA Opera and the Metropolitan Opera
By arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner