Nico Muhly scores with second commission from Met

This Oct. 11, 2018 photo released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Composer Nico Muhly, right, with general manager Peter Gelb, left, and librettist Nicholas Wright during rehearsals for "Marnie," at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years ago at age 27, Nico Muhly became the youngest composer ever to have a piece commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.

"It was completely terrifying," Muhly said of the offer from Met general manager Peter Gelb to write "Two Boys" for America's leading opera house. As with any commission he gets, he said, "It's not like I'm going 'Woo-hoo!' It's like, 'Oh, my God, I'm going to have to figure out how to make this thing that honors the request.'"

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