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. Rising American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. With a libretto by MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, 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 Orli?ski as his otherworldly alter ego.
Adult $25 | Senior (ages 65+) $20 | Student $10 (Prices include fees.)
If you’ve never been…
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD is a series of live opera performances transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to select venues, primarily movie theaters, in the United States and other parts of the world — including the CCA!.
Learn before you go!
We have a wonderful volunteers who take their time to help others learn about opera. Members of the Collins Opera Outreach Committee, affectionately known as the COOCS, will provide informational sessions prior to the operas. We’ll announce those dates and times soon. Please stay tuned!