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US Premiere For Saariaho’s ‘Innocence’

June 1, 2024

Innocence, an opera by the late Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, will receive its U.S. premiere June 1-21 at the San Francisco Opera. The story, told in eight languages through Sofi Oksanen’s libretto, deals with the long-term emotional consequences of a school shooting in Helsinki. The production will be conducted by Saariaho specialist Clément Mao-Takacs.



June 1, 2024
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