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Tue, Dec 6, 2016 7:30pm –


The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center Plaza
New York  New York  10023
United States
The Metropolitan Opera

L’Amour de loin

Photo credit: The Metropolitan Opera

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. Libretto by Amin Maalouf.

Watch highlights from the production.

​Related event: L'Amour de loin, December 1

Tickets are available to current Columbia students, faculty, and staff.