Two productions in Italy made our critic wonder about the fate of the story of a perfect instrumentalist in a world where music is omnipresent.
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It remains a difficult landscape for female composers, but they have advocates.
Kaija Saariaho’s work, making its New York debut, is the second opera composed by a woman to be presented by the company. (The first was in 1903.)
Robert Lepage discusses using all those shimmering LEDs in the staging of Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Excerpts from Kaija Saariaho’s opera, staged by Robert Lepage in a production at the Metropolitan Opera through Dec. 29.
What you need to know about Kaija Saariaho’s opera, the first by a female composer to be staged at the Met in over a century.
The New York Philharmonic performed works by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho inside the Park Avenue Armory’s cavernous drill hall.
It’s a season of pioneers: the first opera by a woman at the house since 1903 and the fourth-ever female conductor there.
The artists, along with Kate Weare and John Zorn, will be part of the “Works & Process” series, in which they workshop or discuss new creations.
As the festival’s music director this year, Mr. Sellars’s artistic hug included voices from India to Egypt to Mexico — and lots and lots of women.