Music: Nico Muhly
Libretto: Craig Lucas
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Director: Bartlett Sher
Set: Michael Yeargan
Lighting: Don Holder
Projection and Animation: Leo Warner, Mark Grimmer and Peter Stenhouse
Additional Animation: Zsolt Balogh and Bence Varga
Costumes: Catherine Zuber
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ENO / Met Opera
Met Opera, New York
A teenage boy is stabbed. An older boy is caught on CCTV leaving the scene. An open-and-shut case, it would seem. But, as Detective Inspector Anne Strawson investigates the older boy's story, she uncovers a bizarre nexus of chatroom meetings, mysterious internet identities, supposed spy rings and disturbing cybersex, leading to a stunning conclusion.
Loosely inspired by actual events that occured in an English industrial city, Nico Muhly's new opera is a cautionary tale of the dark side of the internet.
With a libretto by Craig Lucas, screenwriter of Prelude to a Kiss and Reckless and video design by Fifty Nine Productions, whose work has been a key feature of such recent ENO triumphs as Doctor Atomic and Satyagraha, this new co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York, is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, making his UK opera debut.
After a critically acclaimed run at the ENO in London, Two Boys transfers to The Metropolitan Opera, New York in 2013.