Nico Muhly and Paul Appleby on Two Boys at the Met

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Composer Nico Muhly discusses his opera Two Boys, which made its American debut at the Metropolitan Opera in October. He’s joined by Paul Appleby, who plays Brian, the lead character. The opera is based on real events 10 years ago in Manchester, England, and tells the story of a 16-year-old boy who nearly killed a younger boy — egged on, the attacker claimed, by mysterious people he encountered in an Internet chat room.


Paul Appleby and Nico Muhly

Comments [2]

Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

"Two Boys" is an astounding accomplishment. Thanks so much to Nico Muhly, the great staging, and a libretto by Craig Lucas that really gets to the truth about the pressure of adolescent boys.

Nov. 05 2013 05:14 PM

I would think "I saw you in Algebra" would have ... um ... a more youthful sound ... not a voice with such huge wobbles that the pitch becomes unknown.

Nov. 05 2013 01:00 PM

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