While City Opera is bankrupt and Gawker is publishing articles titled “Do Not Give a Dollar to the Opera,” Nico Muhly seems to be breathing new life into the art form. The 32-year-old composer is the youngest to have been commissioned by the Met. His current, much-hyped work, Two Boys, focuses on deception in circa 2000 chat rooms, as one boy adopts various online personas, while goading a second boy to commit murder. Last week, the Transom sat down with Mr. Muhly to ask how he’s getting a 21st-century generation excited about opera-going. Read More
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