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.