The Opening night of “Virtue”, the current opera by Finnish author Kaija Saariaho occurs at the Aix-en Provence Event in southerly France. It is a modern tale concerning shame as well as virtue, which resolves family members tricks as well as intimidation.
Jérôme Brunetiere, General Assistant Event d” Aix-en-Provence, clarified why the occasion is special.
” The Aix-en-Provence Event is an opera celebration with an extremely diverse program,” he stated.
” We go from Monteverdi, the beginning of opera, to modern productions, with a best of Kaija Saariaho’s opera ‘Virtue’ which is an excellent success. As well as it’s truly an extremely diverse celebration.”
Sofi Oksanen’s nine-language libretto opera is carried out by Susanna Mälkki, supervisor of the Helsinki Philharmonic as well as presented by Simon Rock. It is motivated by Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Dinner”.
Explaining her newest item, Kaija Saariaho stated: “In some way, this job is a little bit like a thriller, since we comprehend bit by bit the connection in between the personalities, in between the languages as well as every little thing. We ask ourselves, that is innocent? Aren’t all of us guilty?”
‘ Essential author’
Vilma Jää, plays Markéta. Her voice, which settles in Finnish mythology, stimulates virtue.
Camilo Delgado Díaz, a Colombian tone, plays the personality of Jerónimo as well as commended Saariaho’s job.
” The Finnish author Kaija Saariaho is among one of the most essential living authors of modern opera as well as modern songs,” he stated.
” She is a brilliant for instrumental songs as well as for opera today. So, it is fascinating exactly how Kaija presents a variety of languages. A global institution. It is a subject that needs to be discussed today, the subject of intimidation as well as things that can occur from this.”
After the successes of “l’Amour de loin”, “Adriana Mater” as well as “Emilie” with the French-Lebanese author Amin Maalouf, Kaija Saariaho once more shocked target markets with this, her 4th opera.
One target market participant stated: “It’s an impressive opera. It has a rock-and-roll really feel. It’s really Nordic.
” There is likewise a little Icelandic Bjork, for instance. There are really Nordic audios, terrible as well as deep, as well as it’s a songs that touches the heart. It’s really stunning.”
Virtue is a co-production with the Finnish Opera, the Netherlands Opera, the Covent Yard as well as the San Francisco Opera. The Lyrical Art celebration of Aix-en-Provence proceeds with its programs up until July 25.