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Two Alums Have Opera Premieres

Nico Muhly and Tobias Picker

 (Photo by Matthew Murphy and Harry Heleotis)

This fall marks the premieres at major American companies of operas by two Juilliard grads. The Metropolitan Opera will debut Two Boys by Nico Muhly (M.M. ’04, composition) on October 21; it runs through November 14. This tale of an online friendship gone badly wrong has a libretto by Craig Lucas and stars tenor Paul Appleby (M.M. ’08, A.D. ’10) and Alice Coote and features soprano Jennifer Zetlan (M.M. ’06, Artist Diploma ’09).

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On September 18, Dolores Claiborne by Tobias Picker (M.M. ’78, composition) ad its premiere at the San Francisco Opera. Patricia Racette and Catherine Cook alternate in the title role of this adaptation of Stephen King’s 1992 psychological thriller. The production continues through October 4.

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