Saariaho: L’Amour de Loin (2016)

12/10/2016 (US) Music 2h 10m

Overview

Robert Lepage’s dreamlike production, with its thousands of twinkling LED lights stretching across the stage to represent the sea, encapsulates the mystic feeling of L’Amour de Loin, Saariaho’s haunting opera of distant love. Eric Owens is Jaufré Rudel, a troubadour in 12th century France who has become tired of his hedonistic life and longs for an idealized love. Enter the Pilgrim (Tamara Mumford) who tells him his perfect love does, in fact, exist, far across the sea. She is Clémence, Countess of Tripoli (Susanna Phillips). The magic of the characters’ inner lives as they explore the meaning of love, longing, life, and death is heightened by Saariaho’s hypnotic and bewitching score, conducted by Susanna Mälkki.

  1. Robert Lepage

    Director

  2. Gary Halvorson

    Director

  3. Amin Maalouf

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Susanna Phillips

    Susanna Phillips

    Clémence

  2. Tamara Mumford

    Tamara Mumford

    The Pilgrim

  3. Eric Owens

    Eric Owens

    Jaufré Rudel

  4. Deborah Voigt

    Deborah Voigt

    Self - Host

  5. MET Orchestra

Full Cast & Crew

Saariaho: L’Amour de Loin
Saariaho: L’Amour de Loin

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

Revenue -

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