Saariaho: “Adriana Mater” Premieres
1st March 2006
Saariaho, Maalouf, and Sellars continue their collaborative efforts with the oratorio, La Passion de Simone, which will be presented at Sellars’ New Crowned Hope Festival in Fall 2006, and later in Los Angeles and New York City. Described as a “musical path in 15 stations,” the work explores the story of French philosopher Simone Weil through a work of remembrance: 15 “stations of the cross” in her difficult life, and features Dawn Upshaw as soloist.
Adriana Mater 120'
French libretto by Amin Maalouf
Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Bass-Baritone; SATB