- About Ateneum
Featuring Jorma Hynninen
This monologue opera will debut at Ateneum and explores the mindscapes and visions of legendary Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela: the unspoilt wilderness and its people, the youthful thrills and disappointments of Paris, his love for his wife Mary, his lifelong friend Louis Sparre, the objectionably upstart Berlin, the pain caused by the death of his daughter, the world of the Kalevala, the passions and ideals of making art, restlessness and a longing for faraway places, the light of Africa and the ecstasy of beauty, and the secret of death.
The title role is sung by baritone Jorma Hynninen with music by Kimmo Hakola and libretto by Pekka Hako. The director is Vilppu Kiljunen, and the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Ville Matvejeff.
Production: Ateneum Art Museum and Finnish Chamber Opera in co-operation with Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.
Kalevala Society has supported composition and libretto of the opera.
Premiere 28 February at 19 / sold out
2 March at 15 / sold out
3 March at 15 / sold out
6 March at 19 / sold out
9 March at 15 / sold out
10 March at 15 / sold out
13 March at 19 / sold out
16 March at 15 / fully booked
17 March at 15 / sold out
Duration: approx. 70 min.
Tickets: €48,50 normal price / €45,50 pensioners and students
Tickets for the Premiere €68,50