Nico Muhly


The Social Network meets Carmen in “Two Boys,” composer Nico Muhly’s Metropolitan Opera debut, which premieres in October 2013 following a several year development process. A true crime story set against a minimalist backdrop in the tradition of Einstein on the Beach, the plot tracks a murder investigation that delves into chat room betrayal, closed-circuit TV, and shifting identity. The 31-year-old composer joins cast members and others to perform excerpts from his operatic nightmare for the digital age, as well as a duo with frequent collaborator violist Nadia Sirota, a critical darling on the contemporary classical scene.

Tue., May 14, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2013