An epic love story based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, the King of Botswana fell in love with a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments.
In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), has its Met premiere this season.
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