The Finnish National Opera celebrates the centenary of Finland’s independence with joy. A good time for all is guaranteed by familiar songs, popular soloists, Finland’s only professional chorus, a top-notch orchestra and the dancers of the Finnish National Ballet. Jere Erkkilä, director of CircOpera, brings fireworks to the stage on a December evening.
The story of our country rising from the devastation of war to its current splendour is presented in an entertaining and handsome setting, featuring iconic views and achingly beautiful pieces of music from Finnish master composers such as Jean Sibelius, Leevi Madetoja, Aarre Merikanto and Einojuhani Rautavaara.
The gala concert features Finnish star soloists Camilla Nylund, Tommi Hakala and Mika Pohjonen. The conductor is Pietari Inkinen, whose international career is on the rise.