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Opera on 3


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L'Amour de Loin
" Love from afar" is the first opera by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho , with a libretto by the French-Lebanese author
Amin Maalouf. Ittells the tale of the 12th-century French troubadour JaufreRudel, Prince of Blaye, who falls in love with Clémence, Countess of Tripoli, without seeing her, but through hearing stories about her from a travelling pilgrim.
Saariaho creates a unique soundworld of medieval courtly love and restrained passions using troubadour-like melodies and electronic effects. Recorded at the Barbican, London, last November. Presented by Anthony Burton. Saariaho L 'Amour de Loin
London Voices, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Spano


Unknown: Kaija Saariaho
Unknown: Amin Maalouf.
Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Conductor: Robert Spano
Countess Clémence: Dawn Upshaw (soprano)
Pilgrim: Beth Clayton (mezzo)
JaufreRudel: Gerald Finley (baritone)

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