Brian Calvin

Così fan tutte

The Arnold & Marie Schwartz, Gallery Met, the Metropolitan Opera, New York

Press release

It’s fitting that, as the Met Museum presents a blockbuster retrospective of works by David Hockney—an artist with a close association to this Met—the Metropolitan Opera has invited artist Brian Calvin, whose painting is often compared to that of Hockney, to create a show of work on the occasion of the company’s new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte.  “Mozart’s opera has such whimsy and humor—along with darker undercurrents,” says Gallery Met Director Dodie Kazanjian, “and Brian, with his vibrant, psychologically astute portraits, is the perfect fit.”