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I was heavily influenced by the 1936 movie Camille, starring Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor, as well as the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, La Dame aux Camélias.
Love, death, nature and the mystery of life are themes that recur in Kaija Saariaho’s music every since her youthful works, and they maintain a strong presence today, in the 2010s. At the same time, the key element in her music – tonal colour – has become increasingly significant: the lucid is more lucid than ever, and the dark hues are darker still.
Natália Horečná’s take on an ancient story “Francinka, Milushka, Serioshka, Anyushka...” We are at a rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet in the ballet hall at the Opera House, and Slovakian-born choreographer Natália Horečná addresses the dancers affectionately by the diminutive forms of their first names – very typical for this