Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir to perform the superb Missa solemnis with the FRSO


On Friday September 15, the Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir, which is currently in very good condition, will be joining forces with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra for a performance of the Missa solemnis by Ludwig van Beethoven. Conducting the Mass at the Helsinki Music Centre will be Hannu Lintu, as in Olavinlinna Castle in July.

The concert will be broadcast live on Yle Radio 1 and at yle.fi/areena. A recording will also be shown later in the programme ‘The FRSO at the Helsinki Music Centre’ [RSO Musiikkitalossa] on the Yle Teema channel on September 24 and on Yle TV 1 on September 30. The concert is sold out, but any returned tickets will be available on the day of the performance at the Helsinki Music Centre box office or Ticketmaster.

The evening’s soloists are star soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Michelle Breedt, tenor Tuomas Katajala – who makes his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London next month – and Canadian bass-baritone Nathan Berg.

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