Scenography Julie Mehretu
Costumes Robby Duiveman
Lighting James F. Ingalls
Choreography Nora Kimball-Mentzos
Computer music design Christophe Lebreton
Sound projection David Poissonnier
This DVD and Blu-ray derive from the world premiere performances, at the Dutch National Opera in 2016, of Only the Sound Remains, a Japanese-inspired double bill by Kaija Saariaho. Her first opera, L’Amour de loin, has captivated audiences around the world, and she composed Only the Sound Remains with the ethereal tones of Philippe Jaroussky in mind. Appropriately, the French countertenor plays two supernatural characters, an angel and a ghost. The fisherman and priest who encounter them are both sung by baritone Davone Tines, while the production is the work of the celebrated director Peter Sellars.
Running time: 106 min.
Languages: FR, ENG, GER, IT, Dutch / Sung in English
Audio specs: Stereo LPCM 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC – All regions – 16:9
Saariaho, Kaija: Only the Sound Remains