This original adventure story is presented in a new musical setting that returns the epic to its roots as a tale meant to be sung (“Sing in me, Muse”). Odysseus faces storms, shipwrecks, monsters, and the gods themselves on his journey home from war and to his wife. Featuring “an ebullient, lyrical score” and a “witty, tightly rhymed libretto,” this Odyssey is “more than just an opera for young audiences … it’s an opera for all ages” (Opera News). Performed in 2017 by members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, the LiveArts Digital Premiere features visuals drawn from The Met’s stellar collection of ancient Greek art and artifacts.
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Ben Moore, composer
Kelley Rourke, librettist
Eric Sean Fogel, director/choreographer
Brian Vu, baritone
Meroë Khalia Adeeb, soprano
Members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco Núñez, conductor