Väinö Raitio: Princess Cecilia

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu

Thu 17.8. 19:00

The Helsinki Festival concerts at Helsinki Music Centre begin festively with a one-of-a-kind performance of Väinö Raitio’s 1933 opera gem Princess Cecilia. More than 80 years since its previous showing, the masterpiece receives the relaunch it deserves during the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. For this special performance, the opera will be interpreted by modern and charismatic leading soloists such as the dazzling Johanna Rusanen in the main role, Mika Pohjonen and Waltteri Torikka. The Radio Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Hannu Lintu.

A pioneer of the modernist generation of the 1920s, Raitio’s (1891–1945) eccentric works received relatively little attention but have been the focus of growing interest in the past decades. Princess Cecilia received praising reviews following its premiere and was planned for performances in international arenas before the war years. It is a piece of Finnish music history one should not miss.

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor

Johanna Rusanen, Tuomas Katajala, Mika Pohjonen, Jaakko Kortekangas,
Waltteri Torikka, Petri Bäckström & Kristian Lindroos
Helsinki Music Centre Choir
Soloists from the Sibelius Academy

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

Mannerheimintie 13a

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Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

Mannerheimintie 13a

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Duration: 2 h 40 min, interval

Tickets including service fees starting from: 28–64 € / 28–38 €

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