With composer KAIJA SAARIAHO,
SUSAN BOYNTON (Columbia), JUDITH PERAINO (Cornell University), SARAH KAY (NYU), Maria Sanchez Reyes (NYU) and Jane Forner (Columbia).
Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera, with a libretto by Amin Maalouf, was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000. It will have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in December with a new production by Robert Lepage, featuring Eric Owens as the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips as his lover on the other side of the sea.
Kaija Saariaho will be joined at La Maison Française by medieval musicologists and literary scholars to discuss the opera's connections with troubadour song.
To read more about L’Amour de loin, click here for an article by The Metropolitan Opera.
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A Florence Gould Event
Organized by the Center for French Civilization and Culture, New York University and the Department of Music, Columbia University