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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Helsinki, Finland

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October 2018
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HelsinkiToscaNew production

Tuomas Pursio (Scarpia) and Aušrinė Stundytė (Tosca) © Heikki Tuuli
Puccini: Tosca
Patrick Fournillier; Christof Loy; Finnish National Opera; Christian Schmidt; Aušrinė Stundytė; Andrea Carè

HelsinkiRed Nose Day Concert

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Jaakko Kuusisto

HelsinkiThrough the ages

Mozart, Barber, Schumann
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Pablo González; Mackenzie Melemed

HelsinkiLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Patrick Fournillier; Johannes Erath; Finnish National Opera; Heike Scheele; Gesine Völlm; Mika Pohjonen; Dominik Sutowicz

HelsinkiChamber Music Concert 2 / Great Classics

Brahms, Schumann
Ilari Angervo; Mackenzie Melemed; New Helsinki Quartet

HelsinkiInternational Paulo Cello Competition

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Susanna Mälkki
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An emotional new Tosca from Christof Loy in Helsinki

Tuomas Pursio (Scarpia) and Aušrinė Stundytė (Tosca) © Heikki Tuuli
Carè, Stundytė and Pursio all shine as singers and actors in an intense, exciting production at the Finnish National Opera.
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Outstanding revival of Kasper Holten's Die tote Stadt in Helsinki

Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund Kuvaaja © 2010 Stefan Bremer, Finnish National Opera
Starring celebrated heldentenor Klaus Florian Vogt, Kasper Holten's highly-praised production of Korngold's Die tote Stadt for Finnish National Opera is brilliantly revived.
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Tapiola Sinfonietta dancing with Pekka Kuusisto at the Helsinki Music Centre

Tapiola Sinfonietta  ©  Antti Kangassalo
What I have experienced multiple times with Tapiola Sinfonietta and with Pekka Kuusisto, and today with both, is that no matter how high your expectations are, these players will always outperform them.
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Joseph Calleja with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki

Joseph Calleja  ©  DECCA / Mathias Bothor
Tenor Joseph Calleja, conductor Giuliano Carella and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra presented an interesting choice of repertoire on Monday. The composers were celebrated Italian and French masters of opera, and the programme alternated between overtures for orchestra and arias starring Calleja.
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Nigel Kennedy in Helsinki: The Violin – Past and Future

Nigel Kennedy
In accordance with clichés about prima donnas, Nigel Kennedy’s concert at the Musiikkitalo in Helsinki starts 15 minutes after the lights have faded away in the hall. The Nigel Kennedy Quintet enters and its leader makes a couple of jokes to break the ice.
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Tapiola Sinfonietta and Berliner Philharmoniker join together in Helsinki

Tapiola Sinfonietta  ©  Sami Perttilä
If you move in academic, corporate or philanthropic circles, you will certainly have attended speeches and lectures about leadership, or come across relevant literature about it. Well, if you were in the Helsinki Music Center’s Concert Hall at 5pm last Saturday, you’d be sure that attending the previous week’s rehearsals would have saved you the need for leadership books and conferences.
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