What the first night audience thought of Two Boys

What the first night audience thought of Two Boys


norman lebrecht

June 26, 2011

English National Opera was out again with its viral videos for the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys. Watch here on youtube.

Two Boys


And take a look here at the Flickr photo album.


  • Christopher Bell says:

    I’m so sorry I will not be able to get to this opera. I have watched the intriguing trailer, read the interviews and blogs about it, and it seems like a real event. I’m off to hunt out a possible live relay on Radio 3 … here’s hoping.

  • We should note that the best seats in the house for Two Boys at the ENO cost $84.50 – that’s orchestra level up front. I wanted to compare typical prices with the Met, but their season is over and tickets for the next season do not go on sale until August because they offer priority ticketing services to their wealthy patrons. By the time that is over, most of the best seats are already gone to the rich. And even if you could get a ticket for an orchestra level seat, the price will be four or five times higher than at the ENO.

    And yes, I know one can get standing room tickets in the peanut gallery for about twenty dollars and cheaper “family circle” tickets, but in a 3800 seat hall that very much limits the experience. It’s nothing like orchestra level at the ENO for $84.50.

    • Annie Galliano says:

      The Balcony at ENO has better acoustic than stalls – the theatre is nothing like the Met where you really do feel you’re in the cheap seats when you go high up. This is the area that normal Londoners go to. Also you can get seats on the day

  • Emil Archambault says:

    Met: Parterre front premium (that’s first balcony): 390USD

    Montreal Opera (which is cutting its costs and hoping to win extra public next year): 146CAD…not sure they will be sold.