Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho has died

2. June 2023
Karolína Kozubíková

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho died this morning. “One of the most inspiring composers in the history of music, Kaaija Saariaho, has left us. I am delighted that we were able to welcome this world music personality to the Janáček Opera and to perform her fascinating opera Love at a Distance. Her music is and will be with us forever. Honour her memory!” – Jiří Heřman, Artistic Director of Janáček Opera National theatre Brno…/great-sadness-kaija-saariaho…/

Join us in remembering her visit to Brno, during which she spoke about her opera in the Czech television programme:

The Czech premiere took place on 24 March 2017 at the Janáček Theatre, directed by Jiří Heřman and with musical direction by Marko Ivanović.


Photo from the production of L’amour de loin, photographer Marek Olbrzymek