The Met @ Le Poisson Rouge: An Evening of Britten and Muhly w/ Nico Muhly, CJ Camerieri, Iestyn Davies,Joseph Kaiser, Kathleen Kim, Patricia Racette, and Dan Saunders
To mark the Britten centennial, this Met program explores the connections between the extraordinary English composer and those who came before and after, from early English songs to the music of Nico Muhly, a Britten devotee. As his opera Two Boys receives its U.S. premiere at the Met, Muhly will host the program and accompany countertenor Iestyn Davies in his own Four Traditional Songs, settings written for Davies. Soprano Kathleen Kim and tenor Joseph Kaiser, both appearing opposite Davies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will perform Tytania’s aria “Be kind and courteous” from Britten’s opera as well as several Purcell songs realized by Britten. Soprano Patricia Racette will sing Britten’s Cabaret Songs, his colorful collaboration with W.H. Auden. Artists will include trumpet player CJ Camerieri and pianist Dan Saunders, an assistant conductor at the Met.
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Doors 630 pm // Show 730pm
Standing: $20 advance, $25 day of show
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