On-Demand Video: An Evening with Nico Muhly and Two Boys

Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on May 14, 2013

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On May 14 at 10 p.m. ET, Q2 Music and NPR Music presented a special live video webcast previewing the American debut of composer Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys.

Presented by the Metropolitan Opera and (Le) Poisson Rouge, this performance included appearances by friends and collaborators including tenor and Two Boys star Paul Appleby, soprano Jennifer Zetlan (who starred in Muhly's 2011 chamber opera Dark Sisters), violist Nadia Sirota and duo violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun. Muhly describes the program as "things I love, things they love, things I've written and things from the 17th century," and it included two selections from Two Boys.

This work, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, is loosely based on a true story from the 1990s, just at the birth of online culture. It delves into a curious and still very timely tale: a detective's investigation into the stabbing of one teenage boy by another, a crime that unspools within a web of chat room activity. Upon the piece's world premiere at the English National Opera in June 2011, New York Times critic Zachary Woolfe described Two Boys as "Muhly's best work yet." Two Boys arrives for its American premiere at the Met in October.

Hosted by:

Conor Hanick and Anastasia Tsioulcas

Produced by:

NPR Music

Comments [4]

Daniel from Brasil

Great and significant!!

Jul. 20 2013 10:13 AM
LJE from Los Angeles

Can you please fix the video? Thanks!

May. 17 2013 07:30 PM

Hi! It says video not found when I click on this.

May. 15 2013 03:30 PM
Wallace from OKLAHOMA

Thank you

May. 14 2013 10:52 PM

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