Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ and Muhly’s ‘Marnie’ at Guild Hall
A live broadcast of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” from London’s National Theatre will get an encore screening tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall. Jonathan Munby’s contemporary retelling of the tragedy stars Ian McKellen in a performance called “extraordinarily moving” by Paul Taylor of the British newspaper The Independent. Tickets are $18, $16 for members.
Also at Guild Hall, The Met: Live in HD brings “Marnie,” a contemporary opera by Nico Muhly based on the 1961 novel by Winston Graham, on Saturday at 1 p.m. Commissioned by the Met and first staged in London in 2017, “Marnie,” set in the 1950s, is about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. The story of denial and deceit also inspired the 1964 Alfred Hitchcock film.
Isabel Leonard, a mezzo-soprano, sings Marnie, and Christopher Maltman, a baritone, plays the man who pursues her. Michael Mayer directs the production, and Robert Spano conducts. Tickets are $22, $20 for members, $15 for students.