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Finnish National Opera’s 2018-19 Season To Include Camilla Tilling, Olafur Sigurdarson & Rocío Pérez
The Finnish National Opera has announced its ambitious season featuring new operas, a number of new productions and revivals. It will also include a number of international opera stars as well as some of Finland's top singers. Operas in Alphabetical Order Veronika Dzhioeva, Anna Danik, and Mika Pohjonen lead a revival of Verdi's "Aida" with Patrick Fournillier conducting. Performance Dates: April 6–May 2, 2019 Jaakko Kuusisto's "Ice" gets its world premiere. The…
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Finnish National Opera 2017-18 Review – La Traviata: Less-Than-Spectacular Singing Saved By Roasted Almonds At Intermission
For an opera lover, dismissing the local opera house is a sin. For that reason, I make it a rule to attend several performances every year in The Finnish National Opera, a few tram stops away from where I live. This year started with "La Traviata." This household opera brand is a sad three-act story of tuberculosis, bullying, and dying happy. Yet attending "La Traviata" is rarely a gloomy experience.…
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Weekend Preview – International (9/15-17): Irina Lungu and Lawrence Brownlee Headline Liceu’s Opening Night
This weekend, a number of productions continue runs all over the world with many of the biggest stars singing. Check out what companies have to offer. Austria  At the Vienna State Opera, Carlos Álvarez and Dorothea Röschmann continue their run of "Le Nozze di Figaro" on Friday while on Sunday audiences get another chance at "Chowanschtschina" with Ferruccio Furlanetto. On Saturday, however, "Salome" will be shown with Gun-Brit Barkmin and Zeljko Lučić.…
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‘The Flying Dutchman’ To Be Live Streamed On The Opera Platform
On Jan. 13 the Opera Platform will present Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" from the Finnish Opera.   The production by director Kasper Holten interprets "The Flying Ditchman" without four-masters, hawsers and nautical romanticism. In his production the sailor becomes an artist, trapped in the world of international jet set and tells the story of a man, driven by his inspiration and forced to live without ever finding a place called home.…