The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

By Mason Bates and Gene Scheer


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, this new opera is a coproduction with the Metropolitan Opera and will have its world premiere on the MAC stage.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Chabon, Bates and Scheer’s opera portrays two cousins in 1940s New York City—a refugee from wartime Prague and a closeted queer Brooklynite—who team up to create The Escapist, a comic book superhero who takes America by storm as he battles the Nazis and frees the oppressed.

As the opera unfolds, themes of identity, escape, and freedom are examined while three disparate musical worlds come crashing together.

Bates’ first opera, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, enjoyed its collegiate premiere at the Jacobs School of Music in 2018 as a coproduction with the Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, and San Francisco Opera.

Opera & Fall/Spring Ballet Tickets

Seating Location Regular Price Student Price*
Center Orchestra $35 $10
Side/Rear Orchestra $30 $10
First Balcony $35 $10
Second Balcony $20 $10
Third Balcony $15 $10

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