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About This Show

A hauntingly beautiful and dramatically chilling work, Two Boys marked the “auspicious operatic debut” (London Independent) of composer Nico Muhly when the piece premiered at English National Opera in 2011. The opera explores identity and desire in the shadowy world of the Internet as a detective investigates the stabbing of one teenage boy by another—and discovers a tangled web of online intrigue. Loosely inspired by real events, director Bartlett Sher’s production includes striking video projections by 59 Productions (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island), while Muhly’s score—featuring lyrical vocal writing and “shimmeringly ecstatic choruses” (London Telegraph) —”finds an exciting new musical language” (Wall Street Journal) to capture the mysterious realm of cyberspace.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 10min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: October 21, 2014 Final Performance: November 14, 2014

Theatermania Review

| | October 22, 2013
Nico Muhly and Craig Lucas pen a beautiful and terrifying operatic manifestation of the Internet.

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