Up Close with 'L'Amour de Loin'

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

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.