Karen Saillant, International Opera Theater of Philadelphia.

Mariano Garau is a musician of deep and delicate sensitivity, whose compositions resonate in the recesses of the human heart.

These works create a spiritual bond between his musicians, his audience and the deep emotions we all wish to share as members of the community.

I am honoured to be Mariano's friend.

Since I left Italy, his music has continued to resonate in my heart, where it is passionately treasured.

Karen Saillant

Artistic Director of the 'Philadelphia Opera House