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Creating Nico Muhly’s Two Boys
Monday, October 14, 7:30pm
Guggenheim Museum: Works & Process
Peter B. Lewis Theater
1071 Fifth Avenue

Nico Muhly and the Met will preview Two Boys prior to its U.S. premiere. General Manager Peter Gelb moderates a discussion with Muhly, director Bartlett Sher, and conductor David Robertson. Met stars Alice Coote, Paul Appleby, and Sandra Piques Eddy will perform excerpts from the opera. The event will be streamed live at guggenheim.org/live.

MetTalk: Two Boys
Wednesday, October 16, 6pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Bruno Walter Auditorium
Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street

Muhly, Sher, Robertson, and tenor Paul Appleby join Peter Gelb for a conversation about bringing this contemporary work to the Met stage.

The Met @ Le Poisson Rouge:
An Evening of Britten and Muhly

Thursday, October 17, 7:30pm and 10pm
158 Bleecker Street

To mark the Britten centennial, this Met program explores the connections between the extraordinary English composer and those who came before and after, from early English songs to the music of Nico Muhly, a Britten devotee. As his opera Two Boys receives its U.S premiere at the Met, Muhly will host the program and accompany countertenor Iestyn Davies in his own “Four Traditional songs,” settings written for Davies. Soprano Kathleen Kim and tenor Joseph Kaiser, both appearing opposite Davies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will perform Tytania's aria "Be kind and courteous" from Britten's opera, as well as Purcell songs realized by Britten. Soprano Patricia Racette will sing Britten’s “Cabaret Songs,” his colorful collaboration with W.H. Auden.

A Talk with Nico Muhly
Friday, October 25, 6:30pm
Metropolitan Opera House
List Hall

Muhly sits down with Adam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker, in an exclusive pre-curtain event for ticketholders to the October 25 performance. The two will discuss the creation of Two Boys, with musical illustrations by Muhly on piano. This Event is currently sold out.

Nico Muhly in Conversation with Ira Glass
Tuesday, October 29, 7pm
New York Public Library: Live from the NYPL
Celeste Bartos Forum
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Muhly sits down with This American Life host Ira Glass for a wide-ranging conversation about music, life, and whatever piques their interest. The evening will feature musical illustrations by Muhly on piano.