Daughter. Liar. Wife. Thief.

Metropolitan Opera,
New York
English National Opera,
She has been running for so long, no one knows the real Marnie, least of all herself.

Marnie is a compelling psychological thriller set in England during the late 1950s. A young woman makes her way through life by embezzling from her employers, before she moves on and changes her identity. When her current boss Mark Rutland catches her red-handed, he blackmails her into a loveless marriage. Marnie is left with no choice but to confront the hidden trauma from her past.

After opening at the English National Opera, London in November 2017, the production made its American premiere in October 2018 at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, with mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard playing the role of Marnie.

“An outstanding achievement”

The Stage

“See it, be touched by it, come out thinking about it.”

Financial Times



Nico Muhly


Nicholas Wright


Robert Spano


Michael Mayer

Set and Projection Design

59 Productions
Julian Crouch

Costume Designer

Arianne Phillips

Lighting Designer

Kevin Adams


Lynne Page

Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera

Co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York

Based on the Novel by Winston Graham

By Special Arrangement with Universal Pictures


Project Director

Mark Grimmer

Senior Designer

Akhila Krishnan


Tommy Lexen

Lead Animator

Lawrence Watson


Edd Stockton
Georgia Clegg

Assistant Designers

Dale Croft
Matthew Taylor

Design Intern

Felix Green


Jonathon Lyle and Brad Peterson

Technical Associate

Maximilien Spielbichler

Technical Assistant

Ian Syme

Technical Intern

David Callanan