Met to Stage Its First Opera by a Woman Since 1903
The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-17 season, announced today, includes a work by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho among others.
By Michael Cooper

“An opera composed by a woman will appear at the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in more than a century next season, when the house presents the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s ethereal “L’Amour de Loin,” one of the most acclaimed operas of the 2000s.

The arrival of “L’Amour de Loin” in December at the Met, in a Robert Lepage production conducted by Susanna Malkki in her company debut and starring Susanna Phillips, Tamara Mumford and Eric Owens, will be the biggest in a series of Saariaho events across New York next season. In October, Esa-Pekka Salonen will lead the New York Philharmonic in her “Circle Map” at the Park Avenue Armory.

Coming 16 years after its premiere at the Salzburg Festival, “L’Amour de Loin” will be the first opera by a woman performed at the Met since 1903, when the company did “Der Wald” by Ethel M. Smyth. “It’s a shock,” Ms. Saariaho said of the gap in a telephone interview from Paris. “It just shows how slowly these things evolve. But they are evolving — in all fields and also in music.””

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Prints for Charity is my way of contributing to world communities by providing affordable art prints to buyers, while simultaneously donating 100% of the proceeds after printing to non-profit organizations. The buyer receives a receipt and copy of the transaction and a thank you letter from myself and the non-profit! :)

How it works: 
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How Non-Profits are Selected:
The artist/photographer contributing their piece chooses any secular non-profit they want the donation proceeds to go to. This allows MANY options for supporting world communities! :)

About the gorgeous art piece above:
This is an original art piece by  Tamara Phillips ART. 100% of the sale after print goes to the non-profit organization Matoto Multicultural Arts Society.

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Pricing: (4x6 $8)(5x7 $10)(6x8 $15)(8x10 $20)(12x15 $30)(16x20 $35) They are printed by demand from a local printing company, expect 3-7 days for processing before shipment. 

Tamara picked the organization herself, here are some words about the non-profit: “The organization is run entirely by volunteers, and the funds go to some really great causes, including humanitarian work in Guinea, as well as supporting multiculturalism, diversity, and the arts directly in our home community. I also really love that they work in a way that provides help that people actually need, and respect cultural diversity.”

Gorgeous art piece is based off work Fotografica Gregor and I have done.

NOTE: Prices subject to change (with plenty of advance notice! :p) if I move printing companies, I hope to be able to offer more diverse printing options (such as canvas printing) in the future!!