Tuesday, November 29, 2016

carpe scaenam

The Met premieres its new production of Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de loin on Thursday, 12/1, and you can listen to it here for free or via SiriusXM at 7:30pm ET. As has probably already been pointed out everywhere, this will be the first opera of a woman composer done at the Met since 1903. (That was Dame Ethel Smyth's Der Wald , which was evidently responsible for certain amount of breathless cognitive dissonance among critics of the day.) The NYT's Zachary Woolfe has a thumbnail here.

Eric Owens, Susanna Phillips Photo: Kristian Schuller

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