MET Opera: L’Amour de Loin

GENRE: Opera
RATING: NR
RUNNING TIME: 2:33
STARRING: Susanna Mälkki, Tamara Mumford, Eric Owens
DIRECTOR: Susanna Mälkki
PRODUCER(S): Robert Lepage
WRITER(S): Kaija Saariaho
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.