A bold thriller for the Internet age
Trust the guy who’s worked with Bjork and the New York Philharmonic to deliver an opera that’s as relevant as it is stunning. Wunderkind composer Nico Muhly’s buzzed about story is based on real-life events in 2001, when living on laptops was a novelty. Familiar only by their chat room handles, two boys meet online, only to have their relationship derailed by tragedy. The Met’s twirling graphics convey the chilling reaches of cyberspace and the orchestral work is sensational. Let’s put it this way: it’s not exactly your grandmother’s opera. We’ve also drummed up an exclusive YPlanners only special: a glass of bubbly or a non-alcoholic drink. Yes please. Orchestra seating. Please note that Two Boys contains some profanity, sexually explicit language and adult content.
"A landmark in the career of an important artist…a work of dark beauty."