El Niño

John Adams

El Niño

Upcoming Performances

Tuesday

Apr 23 at 8 PM

Saturday

Apr 27 at 8 PM

Wednesday

May 1 at 7:30 PM

Saturday

May 4 at 1 PM

Wednesday

May 8 at 7:30 PM

Saturday

May 11 at 8 PM

Friday

May 17 at 7:30 PM

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Overview

Eminent American composer John Adams returns to the Met after a decade-long hiatus for the company premiere of his acclaimed opera-oratorio, which incorporates sacred and secular texts in English, Spanish, and Latin, from biblical times to the present day, in an extraordinarily dramatic retelling of the Nativity. El Niño brings together three of contemporary opera’s fiercest champions, all of whom make highly anticipated company debuts: Marin Alsop, one of the great conductors of our time, who has led more than 200 new-music premieres; soprano Julia Bullock, a leading voice on and off stage; and pathbreaking bass-baritone Davóne Tines. Radiant mezzo-sopranos J’Nai Bridges and Daniela Mack take turns completing the principal trio. The moving, fully-staged new production also marks the Met debut of Lileana Blain-Cruz, resident director at Lincoln Center Theater, who received universal acclaim for her Tony-nominated 2022 production of The Skin of Our Teeth.

Production a gift of C. Graham Berwind, III

El Niño is part of the Neubauer Family Foundation New Works Initiative

Languages

Languages sung in El Niño

Sung In

English

Titles

Title languages displayed for El Niño

Met Titles In

  • English

Timeline

Timeline for the show, El Niño

Estimated Run Time

2 hrs 30 mins

  • House Opens

  • Part I

    60 mins

  • Intermission

    30 mins

  • Part II

    60 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

Lileana Blain-Cruz

PRODUCTION

Lileana Blain-Cruz

Adam Rigg

SET DESIGNER

Adam Rigg

Montana Levi Blanco

COSTUME DESIGNER

Montana Levi Blanco

Yi Zhao

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Yi Zhao

Hannah Wasileski

PROJECTION DESIGNER

Hannah Wasileski

Mark Grey

SOUND DESIGNER

Mark Grey

James Ortiz

PUPPET DESIGNER

James Ortiz

Marjani Forte-Saunders

Choreographer

Marjani Forte-Saunders

Composer

John Adams