The 2014 Opera Festival season planned by our Artistic Director, Jorma Silvasti, promises goodies galore including finnish maestros and masterpieces for the opera lover.
The Opera Festival begins on July 4 with the devastating story of Kullervo. The Festival is giving five performances of Aulis Sallinen’s opera Kullervo featuring a magnificent cast of Finnish ‘premier-league’ singers. The opera is based on the play of the same name by Aleksis Kivi and the Finnish national epic The Kalevala. The conductor is Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the stage director is Kari Heiskanen. “Control and inspiration, orchestral timbres and intensity are what matter most,” says Hannu Lintu. “The conductor doesn’t need a philosophers’ stone.”
Find the program calendar here