Eric Owens as Jaufré Rudel and Susanna Phillips as Clémence in Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de Loin. Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.

The Met’s newest opera “L’Amour de Loin” will be seen Live in HD, with debut of Susanna Mälkki as conductor

Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), is one of the most highly praised operas of recent years. It had its debut at the Salzburg Festival directed by Peter Sellars with Dawn Upshaw as Clémence and Dwayne Croft as Jaufré Rudel, which received critical success. In 2002, L’Amour de Loin had its U.S. premiere at the Santa Fe Opera.

Sarah Taylor and David Joseph. Photo by Enrico Spada.

At Shakespeare & Co, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” reminds us of what really matters

Set in a radio studio on a snowy Christmas Eve in 1946 where five radio personalities retell the story of George Bailey, who goes on an “other-worldly” journey with “angel, second class” Clarence at his side. The play is presented with live sound effects and rapid character changes along with radio jingles, and popular holiday and Christmas songs reminiscent of the time.