Metropolitan Opera – L’Amour de Loin

Metropolitan Opera – L’Amour de Loin

http://www.metopera.org/Season/2016-17-Season/amour-de-loin-saariaho-tickets/

KAIJA SAARIAHO
L’Amour de Loin
Libretto by Amin Maalouf

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love, Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea, and Tamara Mumford is the pilgrim who brings messages back and forth. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

 

Eric Owens – Jaufré Rudel

Susanna Phillips – Clemence

Tamara Mumford – Pèlerin

Susanna Mälkki – Conductor

Caren Levine – Prompter
DEC 1 – DEC 29, 2016

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