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The world premiere of a rediscovered opera composed by Karl Müller-Berghaus over 120 years ago. Kalewainen is the first through-composed opera based on the Kalevala and also by far the most ambitious musical work written in Finland in the 19th century. The opera is jointly produced by the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and the Turku Music Festival and forms part of the centenary celebrations of Finland's independence in 2017.
The opera is concucted by Leif Segerstam and the director is Leena Puumalainen, who is known for her work as the director of The Phantom of the Opera and Purge by Sofi Oksanen. Starring in the leading roles are Tommi Hakala as Ilmarinen, Kaisa Ranta as Ismo, Petri Lindroos as Väinämöinen, Johanna Rusanen as Louchi, Christian Juslin as Achti Lemminkäinen and Anna Danik as Luonnotar. Set design is by Teppo Järvinen, costume design by Pirjo Liiri-Majava and lighting by Teemu Nurmelin. Opera's choreographer is Osku Heiskanen and the choir master is Märt Krell.
Leif Segerstam, conductor
Tiina Puumalainen, director
Tommi Hakala, Ilmarinen
Kaisa Ranta, Ismo
Petri Lindroos, Väinämöinen
Johanna Rusanen, Louchi
Christian Juslin, Achti Lemminkäinen
Anna Danik, Luonnotar
Petter Andersson, Sage
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, choir
Teemu Järvinen, set design
Pirjo Liiri-Majava, costume design
Teemu Nurmelin, lighting
Märt Krell, choir master
Osku Heiskanen, choreographer
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