Is Nico Muhly's Two Boys the biggest flop in Metropolitan Opera history?
The reviews haven't been great. The ticket sales have been worse. So bad in fact that the Met is now offering Orchestra Stalls seats for the bargain price of $30 (use the code "RUthere").
They should have seen it coming. When ENO debuted the opera back in 2011, they (literally) couldn't even give the seats away. Where ENO goes.....
Should ENO just quit opera and set up a video farm instead? Their supremely irritating Two Boys promo has now scored over 1 million YouTube hits.
But despite giving the tickets away - quite literally - last night's house was less than half full.
Perhaps the fact that the wildly successful video fails to mention Two Boys, ENO, or indeed ~opera~ has something to do with the discrepancy.
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