Episode #2

Up Close with 'L'Amour de Loin'

« previous episode | next episode »

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Eric Owens as Jaufré Rudel and Susanna Phillips as Clémence in Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de Loin. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

On this week's episode of He Sang/She Sang, hosts Merrin Lazyan and Mike Shobe get you ready for the new Metropolitan Opera production of L'Amour de Loin. We'll discuss the plot, characters and the music from this 12th century story about a long-distance relationship. Plus, we'll hear from bass-baritone Eric Owens, soprano Susanna Phillips and composer Kaija Saariaho.

Mike and Merrin's YouTube picks to get even more familiar with L'Amour de Loin:

The Met's trailer for the opera featuring Susanna Phillips, Eric Owens and Tamara Mumford.

The Pilgrim (mezzo-soprano Monica Groop) and Clémence, Countess of Tripoli (soprano Dawn Upshaw).


This episode features excerpts from the following album:
L'amour de Loin (Harmonia Mundi, 2009)
— Daniel Belcher, tenor; Ekaterina Lekhina, soprano; Marie-Ange Todorovitch, mezzo-soprano

Like what you heard? Subscribe to He Sang/She Sang on iTunes.

Comments [2]

Jean-Louis da Silva from Yonkers

There is also a Tripoli in Lebanon. It is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in the country. Situated 85 kilometers (53 miles) north of the capital Beirut, it is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District. Tripoli overlooks the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and it is the northernmost seaport in Lebanon.

Dec. 16 2016 03:05 PM
Franklyn Dunne

May I correct you? Tripoli is not in Lebanon. ...it is located in Libya, much in the news today because it is one of the countries from which many refugees are fleeing.

Dec. 08 2016 02:44 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.