Passion and philosophy collide in a glimmering ascent to enlightenment. Simone Weil bestrode the 20th century as a figure of impossible grace. Acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho tells her story through music in this deeply spiritual work, never before seen in Australia. Saariaho’s score is luminous and coruscating, blending a single incredible soloist with the voices of The Song Company and nineteen virtuoso instrumentalists.
Australian premiere. Presented by Sydney Festival in association with The Song Company.
8pm Wed 9, Thurs 10, Fri 11 January 2019