Met Museum Presents Will Include The Civilians, New York Premiere by Opera Erratica and More in 2014-15 Season
29 Apr 2014
The Metropolitan Museum has announced the complete 2014–15 season of Met Museum Presents.
The third season programmed by concerts and lectures general manager Limor Tomer will include a residency by the Civilians, marking the first time the Met Museum hosts a theatre company in residence; a residency by the Attacca Quartet; and the U.S. premiere of La Celestina by Opera Erratica.
The season will also include performances by Salif Keita, Judy Collins, Rosanne Cash and Cécile McLorin Salvant as well as "Mali Now: A Look at Contemporary Malian Music, Culture and Politics," which will include five events, two concerts, and three talks that offer a rare in-depth look at post-millennial Mali.
"Theater is about storytelling and meaning-making, and both are vital aspects of the Metropolitan Museum; yet we've never had a theater troupe here. The Civilians' documentary approach to making work is uniquely suited to teasing out the narratives that are embedded within the Met's galleries and collections," Tomer said in a statement. "I look forward to discovering what The Civilians will do with this opportunity to take a deep dive into the Met's collections as well as into the minds of our dazzling curators."
"Met Museum Presents shines a brilliant light on what the Met should always be: relevant, inspiring, ground-breaking, deeply rooted in our collection, but ambitiously breaking from tradition," director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell added. "As I've watched Limor's innovation at work, I've enjoyed seeing a whole new dimension to our galleries exposed."
Visit metmuseum.org for a complete schedule and more information.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.