Kari Tikka's Opera: Love is as Potent as Death
Updated: Feb 13, 2021
Opera production at the Alexander Theater on October 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th 2020.
Kari Tikka, conductor | Maisa Tikka, staging | Anna Kontek, costume and production | Maria Nurmela, choreographer | Matti Rankala, choir conductor. Tickets available here.
Kari Tikka's opera, Love is as Potent as Death, gets its world premiere at the Alexander Theater on October 8th 2020.
The opera expresses, with its brilliant and beautiful expression, the hope for the salvation of all mankind and earthly creation. The opera also challenges the traditional moralistic notion of good and evil: music and dance meet the hidden depths of man in a strange but warm way. Scenes and costumes designed by Anna Kontek play a central role in the visual esthetic that drives the story.
Cast: Sire: Esa Ruuttunen, Baritone Mother: Satu Vihavainen, soprano Adam: Aarne Pelkonen, Baritone Eeva: Jenni Lättilä, soprano Siiri: Alina Koivula, soprano Helen: Elisabet Petsalo, mezzo-soprano Leo: Aki Alamikkotervo, tenor Leevi: Jussi Vänttinen, baritone Mårten: Hannu Forsberg, bass bar
Composition and libretto: Kari Tikka Conductor: Kari Tikka Directed by: Maisa Tikka Costume and production: Anna Kontek Choreographer: Maria Nurmela Choir: Brevis Nova Choir Conductor: Matti Rankala Production: Teatro Productions Oy