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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Finland

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SavonlinnaCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Stephan Zilias; Marianne Mörck; Anna Kontek; Ann-Mari Anttila; Tuija Knihtilä; Ève-Maud Hubeaux

SavonlinnaKing Roger

Szymanowski: King Roger, (Król Roger) Op.46
Ville Matvejeff; Krystian Lada; Didzis Jaunzems; Sam Furness; Fredrik Zetterström; Helena Juntunen

SavonlinnaLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Eva Ollikainen; Mariusz Treliński; Boris Kudlička; Gosia Baczyńska; Marjukka Tepponen; Ida Falk Winland

SavonlinnaIl barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Evelino Pidò; Kari Heiskanen; Antti Mattila; Teemu Muurimäki; Annalisa Stroppa; Tuomas Katajala

SavonlinnaKarita Mattila – the grand festive gala

Respighi, Verdi, Strauss R., Busoni, Ponchielli, Wagner
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra; Hannu Lintu; Karita Mattila
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Salonen's Helsinki Rheingold celebrates Finnish vocal talent

Jukka Rasilainen (Alberich) © Ralph Larmann
For any opera house, the production of a new Wagner Ring cycle is a huge undertaking and becomes a mission statement. For Finnish National Opera, its mission is to stage an all-Finnish Ring.
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Waterworld: firm musical foundations in Pelléas et Mélisande

Camilla Tilling (Mélisande) and Laurent Naouri (Golaud) © Sakari Viika
Marco Arturo Marelli's 2012 production lacks mystery but puts a fine Golaud centre stage, while Esa-Pekka Salonen ensures superior musical values in the pit. 
****1
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Potential and polish: the finals of the Mirjam Helin Competition

Stefan Astakhov and Johanna Wallroth, winners of the 2019 Mirjam Helin Competition © Heikki Tuuli
The Mirjam Helin's singer-only jury plump for a polished soprano and youthful baritone in a final concert with no obvious stand-out star. 

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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Sibelius Festival in Lahti opens with Swanwhite rarity

Baiba Skride © Maarit Kyt Aharju
Baiba Skride gripped the audience in Sibelius's Violin Concerto in the opening concert of this year's Sibelius Festival in Lahti, along with some rarities by the composer.
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