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Monica Groop in L'Amour de Loin (Finnish National Opera)

L'Amour de Loin (Finnish National Opera)

2004 NR

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Finnish National Opera in this stirring performance of Kaija Saariaho's "L'amour de Loin," a work that won acclaim for its debut in 2000 and has been hailed by some as the first great opera of the 21st century. Staged by Peter Sellars, the performance features baritone Gerald Finley as Jaufré Rudel, soprano Dawn Upshaw as Clémence and mezzo-soprano Monica Groop as the Pilgrim.