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World Premiere of Nico Muhly's

Marnie

Daughter. Liar. Wife. Thief. She has been running for so long, no one knows the real Marnie, least of all herself.

18 Nov - 03 Dec 2017

Marnie is a compelling psychological thriller set in England during the late 1950s. A young woman makes her way through life by embezzling from her employers, before she moves on and changes her identity. When her current boss Mark Rutland catches her red-handed, he blackmails her into a loveless marriage. Marnie is left with no choice but to confront the hidden trauma from her past.

Following Two Boys in 2011, this is composer Nico Muhly’s second world premiere for ENO. With a libretto by Nicholas Wright, Marnie is based on Winston Graham’s novel and inspired by the screenplay. It examines the cost of freedom, the limitations of forgiveness and the impossibility of escaping the past, in music that is direct and powerful.

Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer makes his UK opera debut, collaborating with ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins. Grammy Award-winning mezzo Sasha Cooke sings the title role, while acclaimed bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch sings Mark Rutland. They are joined by ENO favourite Lesley Garrett.

5 Evening Performances Remaining

Tickets available from £12 plus booking fee.* There are 500 tickets at every performance at £20 or under.

Pre performance talk
28 Nov 2017
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Book your talk ticket here >>
Language
Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage
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Creative Team

Nicholas Wright

Librettist

Martyn Brabbins

Conductor

Michael Mayer

Director

Julian Crouch and 59 Productions Ltd

Set and Projection Design

Arianne Phillips

Costume Designer

Kevin Adams

Lighting Designer

Lynne Page

Movement Director

Cast

Sasha Cooke

Marnie

Daniel Okulitch

Mark Rutland

James Laing

Terry

Lesley Garrett

Mrs Rutland

Diana Montague

Lucy

Alasdair Elliott

Mr Strutt

Kathleen Wilkinson

Marnie’s mother

Eleanor Dennis

Laura Fleet

Matthew Durkan

Malcolm Fleet

Darren Jeffery

Dr Roman