by Mark Gresham | 16 OCT 2018
Conductor Robert Spano makes his Metropolitan Opera debut this Friday, October 19, leading the company in a total of seven performances Nico Muhly’s Marnie in October and November.
The opera is based on the Winston Graham novel which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Marnie is the second opera commissioned from Muhly by the Metropolitan Opera and is co-produced by the MET and English National Opera.
Earlier this month, NYC based artist management firm HarrisonParrot announced that following nearly two years of successful work for Robert Spano in Europe and Asia, that they and Spano have extended their agreement globally.
Spano is currently in his 18th season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He is also Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, including the Aspen Conducting Academy.
He will return to Atlanta following the final performance of Marnie on November 10 to lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in concerts of music by Theofanidis and Tchaikovsky on November 15 and 17. ■