FINNISH OPERA

Friday 15.12.2017 19.00 Season Concert 9
25/19/11€

FINNISH OPERA

Friday 15.12.2017 19.00 Season Concert 9
25/19/11€ Espoo Cultural Centre
Friday 15.12.2017 19.00 25/19/11€ Espoo Cultural Centre

What does Finnish opera have to say about Finland and Finnishness, and how did Finnish opera become a major export item? The Tapiola Sinfonietta presents a gala of Finnish opera to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence, including some of the finest scenes from Finnish opera performed by some of Finland’s finest young opera singers.

Artists

Program

Open final rehearsal

10.00-13.00

Come and see how the orchestra works to prepare the evenings concert. The open final rehearsals begin at 10 am and end at 1 pm. You may also leave at the break, which begins at 11.20 am. An introduction is given in the foyer of the Espoo Cultural Centre at 9.50 am. Admission free.

Pre-concert Talks

18.15-18.45

Presenter: Orchestra Manager Juha Ahonen. Admission free. Seats available on a first-come first-served basis.

Scenes from Finnish operas

Program and soloists:

Fredrik Pacius: Overture from the opera Kaarle-kuninkaan metsästys
Fredrik Pacius: O du nattens höga, silverklara öga, Leonora´s aria from the opera Kaarle-kuninkaan metsästys (Mariia Bertus)
Tauno Pylkkänen: Ei tässä usko enää auta!... Minä tiedän!, duetto and aria from the opera Mare and her son (Annika Leino and Matias Haakana)

Joonas Kokkonen: Heitän verkkoni ihmismereen, Paavo´s monolog II from the opera Viimeiset kiusaukset (Visa Kohva)
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Eron hetki on kalvea kasvo, aria from the opera Aleksis Kivi (Elisabet Petsalo)
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Sydämeni laulu from the opera Aleksis Kivi (Tiitus Ylipää)
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Kaija Saariaho: Non, par Notre Seigneur, aari from the opera Kaukainen rakkaus (Alina Koivula)
Kaija Saariaho: Je sens deux coeurs from the opera Adriana Songs (Ylva Gruen)
Ilkka Kuusisto: Tuomaksen monologi from the opera Miehen kylkiluu (Tuomas Miettola)
Aulis Sallinen: Palatsin porteilla, overture from the opera Palatsi
Aulis Sallinen: Tuiskuaa lunta, aria from the opera Punainen viiva (Silja Aalto)
Aulis Sallinen: Tulee ikävä Englantia, from the opera Kuningas lähtee Ranskaan (Alina Koivula, Silja Aalto, Ylva Gruen, Elisabet Petsalo and Matias Haakana)

Soloists:
Silja Aalto, soprano
Mariia Bertus, soprano
Annika Leino, soprano
Alina Koivula, soprano
Ylva Gruen, mezzo-soprano
Elisabeth Petsalo, mezzo-soprano
Matias Haakana, tenor
Tuomas Miettola, tenor
Tiitus Ylipää, barytone
Visa Kohva, bass

After-concert sessions

c. 21.00

The Friends of Tapiola Sinfonietta is interviewing conductor Markus Lehtinen and the soloists. Admision free.

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