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The Met Opera Live in HD series for the 2021-22 season continues on Saturday, December 4, 2021 with a transmission from “Eurydice”.
The show, which will begin at 12:55 p.m. EST, is directed by Yannick NÃ©zet-SÃ©guin and stars Erin Morley, Joshua Hopkins, Barry Banks, Jakub Josef Orlinski and Nathan Berg.
Of the race’s opening performance, OperaWire reviewers noted that Sarah Ruhl and Matthew Aucoin’s opera had a strong dramatic punch paired with a strong cinematic score.
âAucoin fits Ruhl’s joke pretty well, especially with the Danse Macabre and its heavy, dark bass at the wedding (probably the best example of Aucoin’s sardonic bite) and, most importantly, with the character of Hades. The menacing ruler of the underworld obtains hopping percussive rhythms that automatically distinguish him from the rest of the musical language (at one point, he throws a swing in an attempt to seduce Eurydice), âexplains the critic.
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It is the latest in a series of Live broadcasts of the season in HD. It will be followed by âCinderellaâ on January 1, 2022 and âRigolettoâ on January 29, 2022.