Performances are now underway for the world premiere of Nico Muhly and Nicholas Wright’s Marnie at London‘s English National Opera. The production, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer in his U.K. opera debut, opened November 18 and will run through December 3.
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, the show is expected to open in New York in the 2018–2019 season.
Read reviews for the world premiere:
Based on the novel by Winston Graham (which itself was adapted into a psychological thriller for the screen by Alfred Hitchcock), Marnie follows a young woman who embezzles money from her employers before disappearing and changing her identity. When a boss catches her red-handed, she is forced into a loveless marriage and with no choice but to confront her inner demons.
The ENO production stars Sasha Cookie in the title role, with Daniel Okulitch as Mark Rutland, James Laing as Terry, Lesley Garrett as Mrs. Rutland, Diana Montague as Lucy, Alasdair Elliott as Mr Strutt, Kathleen Wilkinson as Marnie’s mother, Eleanor Dennis as Laura Fleet, Matthew Durkan as Malcolm Fleet, and Darren Jeffery as Dr. Roman.
Marnie is conducted by Martyn Brabbins.
Flip through photos of the production below: