Kaija Saariaho’s opera Love from Afar on a movie screen at Urania
Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera Love from Afar (L’amour de loin) will have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in New York in December. The opera will soon afterwards be seen at Urania National Movie Theatre in Budapest. Love from Afar originally premiered at Salzburg Festival in 2000. It is one of the most acclaimed operas of the 2000s and it has won a Grammy for Best Opera Performance in 2011.
This is the first time in more than a century that an opera composed by a woman will appear at the Metropolitan Opera. The production is directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by Susanna Mälkki. Love from Afar was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.”
10th of December, 7 pm and 18th of December, 6 pm
Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház
Rákóczi út 21
More information and tickets at http://www.urania-nf.hu/