Canadian Opera Company Appears To Beat Washington National Opera At The Kennedy Center To Staging of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (Love from Afar)
'The Canadian Opera Company’s 2011-2012 season includes the Canadian premieres of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s 2000 opera "L’Amour de Loin (Love From Afar)" with a French-language libretto by Lebanese novelist Amin Maalouf, and Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky’s 1917 opera "A Florentine Tragedy".
Company General Director Alexander Neef said that five of next season’s seven operas were part of a mock season he prepared when he applied three years ago for the top creative job at the company. The search committee asked each applicant to come up with a list of productions for 2011-2012.'
The new Washington National Opera of the Kennedy Center will announce its 2011-12 in early February.
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