3.3.2018–10.3.2018 Leopold Koželuch: Gustav Vasa
Martina Janková & Helena Juntunen & Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri & Niall Chorell, tenor
Cornelius Uhle, bass
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
dir. Aapo Häkkinen
costume design Reija Laine
video design Emil & Artur Sallinen
concept Erik Söderblom
stage director Ville Sandqvist
Koželuch’s only surviving opera Gustav Vasa is resurrected two centuries after the composer’s death! The Czech-born composer Leopold Koželuch was a significant competitor of Mozart, and among their contemporaries, even more acknowledged of these two.
Gustav Vasa explores the important event in the history of the Swedish nation: the battle between Sweden and Denmark in the beginnning of the 16th century. Through creative video design, the ultra-modern concert hall of the Helsinki Music Centre will be transformed to a medieval battlefield.
The concert is part of the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra’s Early Music Series. Season ticket for all five concerts (78 – 135 €) is on sale at Helsinki Music Centre or at Ticketmaster service points until February 11, 2018.