About Matthew Aucoin

Matthew Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer, pianist, and a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. He is Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, and has worked as a composer and conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West. He is co-Artistic Director of the American Modern Opera Company.

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On February 1, Matthew Aucoin conducts the world premiere of his third opera, Eurydice, at the Los Angeles Opera, where he has served as the inaugural Artist in Residence since 2016.

A reimagining of the Orpheus myth from the perspective of its heroine, Eurydice is based on a play of the same name by librettist and fellow MacArthur grant recipient Sarah Ruhl. The production stars soprano Danielle de Niese, Joshua Hopkins, and baritone Rod Gilfry. Performances run throughout the February. Click here for tickets and here to see the video trailer.

Eurydice was commissioned by the LA Opera in collaboration with Metropolitan Opera. It will premiere in New York during the 2021–22 Met Opera season