Shot in the week preceding the world premiere of Two Boys - a new opera by Nico Muhly and Craig Lucas - this video explores how a challenging new production is launched at one of the world's leading opera houses.

The opera runs at ENO until March the 8th, and opens at the Metropolitan Opera, New York in October 2013.

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About the opera:

A teenage boy is stabbed. An older boy is caught on CCTV leaving the scene. An open-and-shut case, it would seem. But, as Detective Inspector Anne Strawson investigates the older boy's story, she uncovers a bizarre nexus of chatroom meetings, mysterious internet identities, supposed spy rings and disturbing cybersex, leading to a stunning conclusion.

Opens at the London Coliseum on June 24th 2011.

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Music: NICO MUHLY
Libretto: CRAIG LUCAS

Conductor: Rumon Gamba

Director: Bartlett Sher

Design:
- Set - Michael Yeargan
- Lighting - Don Holder
- Costumes - Catherine Zuber
- Projection and Animation - Leo Warner, Mark Grimmer and Peter Stenhouse (59 Productions)

twoboysopera.com
59productions.co.uk/project/two_boys

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