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      Love and Heresy

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      About this show:

      We had the distinct pleasure of attending two recent opera premieres, the World Premiere of Heresy in Dublin by Roger Doyle and the Met’s premiere of L’Amour de Loin by acclaimed composer Kaija Saariaho. Both operas explore universal themes in strikingly different ways, from Doyle’s setting of the infamous heresy trial of Giordano Bruno, to Saariaho’s mythic setting of idealized love. We’ll talk with both composers and feature music from the operas.

      Music featured in this show:

      Roger Doyle
      At the Court of Elizabeth I Pt. 2 [EXCERPT]
      Daire Halpin, soprano; Robert Crowe, male soprano
      1:17

      Roger Doyle
      The Divine Sophia [EXCERPT]
      Daire Halpin, soprano; Catriona O’Leary, mezzo soprano
      5:35

      Kaija Saariaho
      L’Amour de Loin Overture [EXCERPT]
      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, cond. Susanna Mälkki; Eric Owens, bass-baritone
      6:00

      Roger Doyle
      The Cell – Hallucination [EXCERPT]
      Iestyn Morris – Counter Tenor, Ahmad Alkaran – Guest Tenor, Caitriona O’Leary – Mezzo soprano, Alex Smith – Boy Soprano
      5:00

      Kaija Saariaho
      L’amour de Loin Act II [EXCERPT]
      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, cond. Susanna MälkkiSusanna Phillips, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo soprano
      6:06

      Roger Doyle
      Death by Fire
      Morgan Crowley, tenor
      7:16

      Kaija Saariaho
      L’Amour de Loin Act IV [EXCERPT]
      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, cond. Susanna Mälkki; Susanna Phillips, soprano; Eric Owens, bass-baritone
      5:27

      Kaija Saariaho
      L’Amour de Loin Act V [EXCERPT]
      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, cond. Susanna MälkkiSusanna Phillips, soprano
      4:32

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