'Marnie'

Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world of denial and deceit in an operatic adaptation of Winston Graham's novel "Marnie." The story, set in the 1950s, also was the inspiration behind an Alfred Hitchcock film.

PETERBOROUGH -- The Metropolitan Opera’s New York City performance of composer Nico Muhly’s “Marnie” will screened live at the Peterborough Players’ theater, 55 Hadley Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.

Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for a story of denial and deceit.

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the part of the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her — with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

Runtime is about 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission.

Tickets to the Met Live screening are $25. For details, call 924-7585 or visit www.peterboroughplayers.org.