MUHLY | Two Boys (Metropolitan Opera 2013)

Nico Muhly Wins ECHO Klassik Award for TWO BOYS

Nico Muhly has been named winner of ECHO Klassik 2015 awards. Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys has been named Opera Recording of the Year for 20th/21st century music. The ECHO Klassik awards are conferred by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (German Recording Academy), akin to the Grammy Awards in the United States. This year’s awards ceremony will […]


Nico Muhly’s Two Boys
Metropolitan Opera

Nonesuch releases Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys, recorded live during the Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher, on September 30, 2014. Paul Appleby sings Brian, the 16-year-old boy at the center of her investigations. Buy on iTunes | Buy from Nonesuch Records


Opera Review: Nico Muhly’s "Two Boys"

And in opera, Mr. Muhly has already found a likely muse: the 30-year-old tenor Paul Appleby. He not only looked and acted half his age as the troubled Brian; he also sang his online duets with the vigor and commitment most singers reserve for Britten or Wagner. – James Jorden, New York Observer