2016-03-23 featured press

Financial Times – Only the Sound Remains, De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam — ‘Sensual and evocative’

2016-03-23, Financial Times, by Shirley Apthorp

Baritone Davone Tines and countertenor Philippe Jaroussky are perfect as the earth/spirit counterparts of the two pieces (ghost and priest for the first opera, fisherman and angel for the second), Tines with his earthy, virile warmth, Jaroussky with his ethereal purity, the music tailored for these two exceptional voices.


Since this production goes on to Helsinki, Paris, Madrid and Toronto, its success was a foregone conclusion and transcends the petty judgment of irritable individuals. It is meticulously crafted and superbly performed; Saariaho is in fine form. Perhaps that is enough.

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