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In Just Over 100 Years, The Met Has Only Staged Two Operas By Women





Since it opened in 1883, The Metropolitan Opera has only presented two operas by women composers.

The first, Ethel Smyth’s “Der Wald,” debuted in 1903. The second is running today. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin” is a minimal and mythic tale of unrequited love. It’s also the first opera by a woman to open at the Met in more than 100 years.

Simply, “L’Amour de Loin” tells the story of a 12th-century troubadour who falls in love with the Countess of Tripoli from afar, having never met her in person. After years spent writing read more >>>

Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

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