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Total duration 1 h 20 min
no intermission
3 performances
31.8.2022 – 3.9.2022
Operas
Almi Hall
tickets
46 €
Performed in English
Surtitles in Finnish and English

An opera of silence and untamed forces

Kaija Saariaho’s first composition for the stage, Study for Life, was performed only once in February 1981.  Now a new generation of artists is giving her cryptic first step towards opera a fresh interpretation by combining it with the stage version of the violin concerto Graal Théâtre.

Composers Sebastian Hilli and Matias Vestergård with their poetic sound visions also represent the new generation. Four works come together to create a poignant world premiere, an opera of silence and untamed forces.

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Performances and tickets

1 h 20 min
no intermission
3 performances
31.8.2022 – 3.9.2022
Operas
Almi Hall
tickets
46 €
Performed in English
Surtitles in Finnish and English
Wed 31.8.2022
at 19:30
Almi Hall
from 46.00 €
Fri 2.9.2022
at 19:30
Almi Hall
from 46.00 €
Sat 3.9.2022
at 16:00
Almi Hall
from 46.00 €

#Between

Idea and action, mind and body, music and theatre – unexpected and dizzying spaces unravel at the nameless crossroads of these dualities. We follow a character roaming through a world of devastation, guided beyond the curtain of reality by words, sound and imagery.

An evening of music theatre

The music theatre group La Chambre aux échos who brought us the world premiere Violences in 2019  returns to Almi Hall at the Finnish National Opera, delivering a new adventure for the senses.

Programme

Study for Life (1981, rev. 2019)
Music: Kaija Saariaho
Text: Thomas Stearns Eliot – The Hollow Men

…through its darkness (2019, rev. 2021)
Matias Vestergård

Peach (2019, rev. 2021)
Sebastian Hilli

Graal Théâtre (1994, rev.  2018)
Music: Kaija Saariaho
Text: Aleksi Barrière – Not A Knight

Creative team

Music Kaija Saariaho, Matias Vestergård, Sebastian Hilli

Music theatre group La Chambre aux échos

Stage Direction and Video Aleksi Barrière
Stage and Lighting Design Étienne Exbrayat
Sound and Video Engineering Jean-Baptiste Barrière
Visual Art (Study for life) Martin Atanasov

Conductor Clément Mao-Takacs
Actor Thomas Kellner
Soprano Tuuli Lindeberg
Solo violin Peter Herresthal

Secession Orchestra 

Production La Chambre aux échos

A workshop version was presented at the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari 2019.

Translations Aleksi Barrière

 

From darkness to light

“You can perceive Between as a gradual rise towards light. An arc is born, which grows little by little. First, there’s just the electronics and the soprano, and you end up with the violin concerto. Every work adds something new to this chain,” conductor Clément Mao-Takacs explains.

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