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ODYSSEY: A YOUTH OPERA and More Set for MetLiveArts Series This November

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's MetLiveArts series has announced its November performance lineup. Scroll down for details!


Odyssey: A Youth Opera [New York Premiere]
Friday, November 3, 7 p.m., and Saturday, November 4, 2 and 7 p.m., in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Ben Moore, composer
Kelley Rourke, librettist
Eric Sean Fogel, director/choreographer
Brian Vu, baritone
Meroe Khalia Adeeb, soprano
Members of the Young People's Chorus of New York City Francisco Nu?n?ez, conductor

From bloodthirsty monsters to enticing sirens, Odysseus faces down every obstacle imaginable as he sails home from war in this one-hour opera retelling of Homer's epic tale. First commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival, this all-new production features images of art from across The Met collection.

Tickets start at $65. metmuseum.org/odyssey


Eiko Otake: A Body in Places-The Met Edition [World Premiere]
Sunday, November 5, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., at The Met Cloisters
Sunday, November 12, between 10:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., at The Met Breuer
Sunday, November 19, between 10:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., at The Met Fifth Avenue

A new MetLiveArts commission from the brilliant movement artist and Japanese-American activist Eiko Otake, this three-part composition is the latest in her time-bending ongoing work A Body in Places. The durational video/movement installations at The Met's three locations will be the 43rd to 45th iterations of her solo project-a project that was first inspired and continues to be informed by her visits to post-nuclear-disaster Fukushima, Japan.

Free with Museum admission. metmuseum.org/eikootake


The Museum Workout
Thursday-Sunday, November 2-5, 8 and 9 a.m., Museum wide

Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Narration and route created by Maira Kalman

Part gallery tour, part dance performance, part workout, The Museum Workout is "a tour that leaves its audience-members-slash-participants both sweaty and inspired" (Dance Spirit). After 26 sold-out performances, the work returns for a limited run, because, "turns out, a little music and movement really can make you see things differently" (WNYC).

Tickets start at $75. [Please note: These performances are sold out.] Additional Dates: December 7-10 metmuseum.org/museumworkout


For tickets and information, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-
3949. Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open Monday- Saturday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Bring the Kids for $1 tickets (for children ages 7-16) are available for all performances (unless specifically noted) when accompanied by an adult with a full-price ticket. For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets, call 212-570-3949, or visit the box office.

Before evening concerts in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, audiences can enjoy a pre-performance drink in the theater. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event.

The groundbreaking live-arts series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art explores contemporary performance through the lens of the Museum's exhibitions and unparallelEd Gallery spaces with singular performances and talks. MetLiveArts invites artists, performers, curators, and thought leaders to explore and collaborate within The Met, leading with new commissions, world premieres, and site-specific durational performances that have been named some of the most "memorable" and "best of" performances in New York City by The New York Times, New Yorker, and Broadway World.



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