28.5.2023–30.5.2023 Schumann: Genoveva
Carolyn Sampson, soprano | GENOVEVA
Marcel Beekman, tenor | GOLO
Johannes Weisser, baritone | SIEGFRIED
Marie Seidler, mezzo-soprano | MARGARETHA
Yorck Felix Speer, bass | HIDULFUS
Cornelius Uhle, bass | DRAGO
Marcell Krokovay, bass | BALTHASAR
Zacharias Galaviz, baritone | CASPAR
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Erwin Ortner, choir master
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
dir. Aapo Häkkinen
Kristiina Helin, visualisation
Robert Schumann’s lyrical opera Genoveva (1850) tells the mythical story of the innocent Genoveva who is condemned to die. Rarely performed, the opera focuses on the inner world of its characters over stage action, centering the expressiveness of the music.
Genoveva is now performed on 19th century instruments for the first time. Visualisation with animation adds to the dreamlike and meditative quality of the performance.
Duration: 2h 30
The concert is part of the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra’s Early Music Series.