Nico Muhly


Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera

Music by Nico Muhly, libretto by Nicholas Wright, based on the novel by Winston Graham

By special arrangement with Universal Pictures

Production a gift of Andrew J. Martin-Weber

Additional funding from the Francis Goelet Charitable Trusts, Dr. Coco Lazaroff, and American Express

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera

  • Sung In
  • English
  • Met Titles In
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Estimated Run Time
  • 2 hrs 52 mins
  • House Opens
  • Act I 70 mins
  • Intermission 30
  • Act II 72
  • Opera Ends
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Production Michael Mayer

Set and Projection Designer Julian Crouch, 59 Productions

Costume Designer Arianne Phillips

Lighting Designer Kevin Adams

Choreographer Lynne Page

Nico Muhly


Nico Muhly