Directed by Rachel Chavkin (Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812).
Performed by Ekmeles.
This season, David Lang's classic holiday masterpiece and Pulitzer Prize-winning parable is staged as a theatrical production by Rachel Chavkin, "one of the most gifted working today" (New York Times), with the vocal ensemble Ekmeles performing Lang's stunning and poignant score along with actors and silent observers. This immersive, site-specific performance in the Lobby of The Met Breuer will reimagine Hans Christian Anderson's chilling story of the poor little match girl who dies in the cold while wealthy neighbors rush home to feasts and family.
Above: Lewis Carroll (British, 1832–1898). Edith Mary Liddell (British, 1854–1876) (detail), 1860. Albumen silver print from glass negative. 6 1/4 × 5 3/4 in. (15.9 × 14.6 cm) Image: 5 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (13.3 × 9.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Maurice B. Sendak, 2012 (2013.159.6)