Met Opera 2016/2017 in Cinema – L’Amour de Loin

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Met Opera 2016/2017 in Cinema – L’Amour de Loin

12 February 2017 @ 5:00 pm

€12 – €18

A new Metropolitan Opera production

“…little by little I realised that it can be defined very differently, that on the contrary opera can be something profound and not superficial –
a wonderful meeting points for all the other arts.”
Kaija Saariaho

Encore: Sunday 12 February 2017, 5.00PM
Matinée: Sunday 21 May 2017, 2.30PM
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)

Based on Jaufré Rudel’s La Vida Breve, the prince and troubadour dreams and seeks an idealised love beyond the boredom and superficiality of those around him. Contrary to Jaufré’s expectations, however, a Pilgrim arrives claiming that such a woman, Clémence, Countess of Tripoli truly does exist. Jaufré becomes obsessed and deeply devoted to her and decides to embark on a perilous journey to meet her…

Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera 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 in his lover on the other side of the sea.

Note on ticket prices:
Make the best of our full season tickets currently on sale:
For all LIVE performances or first screenings: €145.00
For all ENCORE screenings: €120.00


12 February 2017
5:00 pm - 7:35 pm
€12 – €18
Event Category:


Spazju Kreattiv Cinema
St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta
+356 2122 3200


Spazju Kreattiv


Duration 153 min (including an intermission)
Language French (with subtitles in English)
Creative Team Kaija Saariaho (composer), Robert Lepage (production), Sybille Wilson (associate director), Kevin Adams (lighting), Michael Curry (set and costume), Mark Grey (sound design)
With the participation of Susanna Mälkkim Susanna Phillips (Clémence), Eric Owens (Jaufré Rudel), Tamara Mumford (The Pilgrim)