Adriana Mater

by Kaija Saariaho

Opera in seven tableaux, opéra en sept tableaux; opera in two acts

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Kaija Saariaho

Adriana Mater

Chester Music

3332 4431 14 1, 2pno, str, sopr, mezzo, ten, bbaryt, chx (pic, afl, bcl, cbsn, pno+cel)


Works for the Stage




Opéra National de Paris, cond. Esa-Pekka Salonen, dir. Peter Sellars, April 3, 2006 [due to a strike the premiere on March 30, 2006 was cancelled].


Act I - Tableau 1: Clartés, Tableau 2: Ténèbres, Tableau 3: Deux coeurs, Act II - Tableau 4: Aveux, Tableau 5: Rages, Tableau 6: Duel, Tableau 7: Adriana

Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by the Opéra National de Paris. Dedication: for Peter Sellars in memory of my mother.

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