NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera has commissioned an adaptation of the Euripides play "Iphigenia in Aulis" from composer Osvaldo Golijov and intends to give the long-delayed work its world premiere during the 2018-19 season.

The company originally announced a Golijov commission six years ago in collaboration with the English National Opera and said it tentatively was slated to open in London in 2010.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Anthony Minghella was to write the libretto, and the work was titled "Daedalus." But Minghella died the following year.

By 2010, the project had been pushed back to 2014-15 and was to have focused on the relationship between science and religion.