Music by Michi Wiancko
Libretto by Deborah Brevoort
presented in the
Astor Chinese Garden Court
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
Presented in conjunction with the Met’s exhibition The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated, on view March 5-June 16, 2019. Lady Murasaki was the granddaughter of a writer and daughter of a scholar, who struggled to find her place at the Imperial Court in 11th century Japan. She gained recognition at court for her poetry and story-telling, and eventually penned the world’s first novel: The Tale of Genji. Murasaki’s Moon is an opera for audiences of all ages, inspired by the life and work of Lady Murasaki.
Produced by On Site Opera and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Commissioned by On Site Opera, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and American Lyric Theater
Friday, May 17 at 4:00pm & 6:30pm
Saturday, May 18 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm
Sunday, May 19 at 11:00am & 3:00pm
General admission – $75
Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 6–16)
All tickets include same-day Museum admission.
Running time: Approximately 1 hour
Japanese supertitle translation by Shinko Kagaya
Photo: Kristen Choi as Lady Murasaki in the Astor Chinese Garden Court. Photo by Stephanie Berger.
Watch the world premiere of Murasaki’s Moon, a site-specific opera that delves into the life and work of one of the most extraordinary women in Japanese history, Lady Murasaki, author of what is considered the world's first novel. Shocking modern parallels will be revealed as the story follows Lady Murasaki on her non-traditional path to become one of the most significant literary figures of all time. For more information on this co-production by MetLiveArts and On Site Opera visit https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-live-arts/murasakis-moon-19Posted by On Site Opera on Saturday, May 18, 2019