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Total duration 1 h 15 min
no intermission
3 performances
29.9.2017 – 1.10.2017
Guest performances
Almi hall

Fantastic music and powerful operatic narrative

The opera company Taite ry and Avanti! Chamber Orchestra will perform two operas by Väinö Raitio in the stage of Almi Hall: Väinämöisen kosinta (Väinämöinen’s wooing) will be orchestrated for the first time ever, while Lyydian kuningas (The King of Lydia) is a rarely seen gem of Finnish opera. The performance will also include extracts from Raitio’s incidental music to the play Asaria. This is an evening of memorable combination of fantastic music and imposing drama.


Markus Nieminen, baritone
Juha Hostikka, baritone
Annami Hylkilä, soprano
Ilkka Hämäläinen, tenor
Anu Hostikka, soprano
Tanja Kauppinen-Savijoki, soprano
Riikka Rantanen, mezzo-soprano



Performances on Fri 29.9. at 18:00, Sat 30.9.2017 at 18:00 and Sun 1.10.2017 at 15:00.

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Creative team

Väinö Raitio

Sets and costumes
Mark Väisänen

Eino Leino

Vesa Pohjolainen

Tuomas Hannikainen

Johanna Freundlich

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Afternoon Tea

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