The Met: Live in HD - Eurydice - Guild Hall
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The Met: Live in HD
Eurydice

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Saturday, December 4
12:55PM - 4:05PM
Tickets $23 / $21 Members / $16 Students per person
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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Overview

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Brilliant American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story—a product of the Met’s commissioning program. With a libretto by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the December 4 transmission, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alter-ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Tickets on sale September 2 to Met Opera Members by calling 631-324-0806×10, and online to Guild Hall Members on September 6 and the General Public on September 8.

Run time: 183 minutes

Additional Met Live Programs:
October 16: Encore Screening of Boris Godunov
October 23: Fire Shut Up In My Bones

The eAT Coffee Bar will be open for drinks and refreshments!

Event Sponsors

Theater Programming supported in part by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Straus Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Blythe Danner, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.
The Met Opera simulcasts at Guild Hall are made possible in part through the generosity of:
Grand Tier: Dr. Ralph Gibson, in memory of Andy Jacobyansky, who generously shared his passion, knowledge and support for the opera, Barbara Horgan, The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, The East Hampton Star, and Maryam K. Seley
Dress Circle: Maureen Bluedorn, Rose Marie Butler in memoriam, Norma Giorgetti in memory of Mary-Anne Szabaga, and Patti Kenner in memory of Judith and Gus Leiber
Balcony Circle: Gabrielle Bamberger, Jan and Marilyn Breslow, Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, Cornelia and Lawrence Randolph, and Veronica StephensFamily Circle (*Gold): Carolyn and Gioacchino Balducci, Arlene Bujese, Joanne Canary and Barry McCallion*, Pamela and Robert Lund, Robert Macdonald, and Joan and Walter Marter* 
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