Kaija Saariaho's 'L’Amour de Loin'

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Eric Owens as Jaufré Rudel and Susanna Phillips as Clémence in Kaija Saariaho's 'L'Amour de Loin'.

Tune in 1 pm on Saturday to hear Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s opera L’Amour de Loin. Originally commissioned by the Salzburg Festival where it was first seen in 2000, L’Amour de Loin has its Metropolitan Opera premiere. The production by Robert Lepage features LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit to mimic watery effects like ripples, storms and reflecting sunlight on the water. Eric Owens plays Jaufré Rudel who is the  knight on a quest for love. Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Tamara Mumford is the go-between pilgrim carrying each other messages. This is the Met debut for conductor Susanna Mälkki.

Susanna Mälkki

Susanna Phillips - Clémence
Tamara Mumford- The Pilgrim
Eric Owens - Jaufré Rudel