The American Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform with Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson and Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth in the world premiere of Jóhannsson’s 'Drone Mass.' Jóhannsson, known for his 'The Theory of Everything' score, will present his piece as a part of the Met’s "Museum Presents" series at the Temple of Dendur.
The merits of new and old colliding are vast. The distinction between an early and late New York City is continually blurred as gentrification bleeds in both directions. That said, there may not be a more perfect blend of young and old than at the downtown dwelling (Le) Poisson Rouge, where the Metropolitan Opera has been hosting a series (starting and relating with Alexander Borodin's masterpiece, Prince Igor).
Opening on Thursday and running until February 15, the Metropolitan Opera will be presenting the great Antonin Dvořák's 'Rusalka.' Even better, Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles--singing the emblematic "Song to the Moon" aria as only she can.