25.10.2020 POSTPONED Schumann: Genoveva
- Sun 25.10. at 16
- Tue 27.10. at 19
Carolyn Sampson, soprano (Genoveva)
Andrew Staples, tenor (Golo)
Johannes Weisser, baritone (Siegfried)
Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo-soprano (Margaretha)
Yorck Felix Speer, bass (Hidulfus)
Cornelius Uhle, bass (Drago)
Marcell Krokovay, bass (Balthasar)
Alexander Aigner, baritone (Caspar)
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Erwin Ortner, chorus master
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
dir. Aapo Häkkinen
Kristiina Helin, visualisation
Note! Genoveva will have new performance dates in the spring season 2021. Further details to be announced soon.
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 costumes and animation adds to the dreamlike and meditative quality of the performance.
Starting from Helsinki the opera will tour Europe’s premier concert venues: Concertgebouw Amsterdam, MÜPA Budapest, Kulturpalast Dresden, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Tonhalle Düsseldorf.
Duration 2 h 45 min
The concert is part of Helsinki Baroque Orchestra’s Early Music Series. Season tickets are on sale at Helsinki Music Centre or at Ticketmaster service points from 2.3.–12.9.2020. Individual tickets are available for purchase from April 1 onwards.