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L'amour de loin (Love from Afar) - Kaija Saariaho

Information about the opera L'amour de loin by Kaija Saariaho, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.

A beautiful opera based on a 12th century tale of love involving a countess, a troubadour, and a wandering pilgrim, it's reminiscent of Pelléas et Mélisande (Pelléas and Mélisande).

Recommended recordings on CD

Nagano/Belcher/Lekhina (Harmonia Mundi HMC801937/38)


A superb studio recording of this mesmerising opera.

Rundfunkchor Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Kent Nagano.

Cast: Daniel Belcher (Jaufré Rudel), Ekaterina Lekhina (Clémence), Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Le Pèlerin).

Harmonia Mundi HMC801937/38

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Recommended recordings on DVD

Salonen/Finley/Groop (Deutsche Grammophon 0734026)


An excellent production.

Finnish National Opera, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Cast: Gerald Finley (Jaufré Rudel), Monica Groop (Clémence), Dawn Upshaw (Le Pèlerin).

Deutsche Grammophon 0734026

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