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Line Tjørnhøj's Stabat Mater premiered in Århus

Line Tjørnhøj enjoyed immense success as her opera Anorexia Sacra won the Opera Vista Festival 2009 in Houston. Her work will be featured again in a new production during the 2010 edition of the Texas festival.

Now, the Danish composer is facing another success, and again with an operatic concept: Her Stabat Mater will be premiered in Århus, Denmark on Thurday November 20th. Ms. Tjørnhøj's works often take their point of departure in a documentary reality and often show the horrors of real life, of real human interaction. In the case of the Stabat Mater, the work springs from a true story of an Iranian execution of a 16 year old girl whose crime was to have been raped... It's nevertheless "an opera about hope", as the composer writes in the press material.