l'Amour de Loin and the Troubadours

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
La Maison Française, New York University, 16 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003     map

Saturday, December 3, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A Florence Gould Event organized by the Center for French Civilization and Culture, New York University and the Department of Music, Columbia University

Kaija Saariaho will be joined at La Maison Française (New York University) by medieval musicologists and literary scholars to discuss the connections of her opera L'Amour de loin with troubadour song.

Participants: Kaija Saariaho, Susan Boynton (Columbia), Judith Peraino (Cornell), Sarah Kay (NYU), 
María Sanchez Reyes (NYU) and Jane Forner (Columbia).

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera, with a libretto by Amin Maalouf, was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000. It will have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in December with a new production by Robert Lepage, featuring Eric Owens as the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips as his lover on the other side of the sea.

Read about L'amour de loin in The New York Times.

This event is full. To request a place on the waiting list, call La Maison Française (212-998-8750).