Paris Opera's 2005-06 Season to Include Saariaho World Premiere

Classic Arts News   Paris Opera's 2005-06 Season to Include Saariaho World Premiere
The Op_ra National de Paris will premiere Kaija Saariaho's Adriana Mater in March 2006, the web site Musical America reports.

The company's 2005-06 season will also include new productions of Mozart's CosÐ fan tutte, Don Giovanni, and Le nozze di Figaro in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth.

In addition, the company will present new stagings of Paul Hindemith's rarely seen Cardillac, Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Gluck's Iphig_nie en Tauride, Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges, and Shostakovich's The Nose, the last performed by the Mariinsky Opera.

Adriana Mater takes place during the Balkan wars, and is the story of a woman who is raped and becomes pregnant. The libretto is by Amin Maalouf, who collaborated with Saariaho on her acclaimed L'amour de loin. Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the world-premiere production; Peter Sellars is the director.

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