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Video streamed event and on demand: Total Karita

Watch online on operavision.euOperaVisionRecorded at Finnish National Opera: Main Hall (Suomen Kansallisoopera: päänäyttämö), Helsinki, Finland
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Dates/times in your browser's time zone
Wednesday 18 May 202219:00
On demand until Friday 18 November 2022 12:00
Programme to include:
Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)La Voix humaineLibretto by Jean Cocteau
Jussi NikkiläDirector
takisSet Designer
Erika TurunenCostume Designer
Mikko LinnavuoriLighting Designer
Karita MattilaSopranoElle
Dalia StasevskaConductor
Antton LaineChoreography
Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera

An evening with Finland’s most famous opera star of whom The Guardian says ‘Her full-bodied, radiant soprano is still as powerful, her dramatic commitment on stage as voracious as ever.’ 

The two parts of the evening showcase two opposite extremes of emotion. Firstly, Poulenc’s powerful La voix humaine (The Human Voice) tells the touching story of an abandoned woman. The opera monologue of approximately 45 minutes is performed in melodramatic film noir style. After the interval the atmosphere changes dramatically, turning into a raucous show of musical classics and popular repertoire. Directed by Jussi Nikkilä and conducted by Dalia Stasevska, this event has been put together specifically to showcase the great artistry of Karita Mattila.

Streamed LIVE from Finnish National Opera and Ballet on 18 May 2022.

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