EERIK XIV – live broadcast on Saturday!
The opera Eerik XIV will be broadcasted live online on Saturday 26.11. 15:00–18:25. The premiere on Tuesday 22.11.2011 got a splendid welcome. There are still tickets for all the performances, but to enable that also people who don´t have the opportunity to come to Turku get to see the unique performance, the opera will also be broadcasted on the Internet.
Eerik XIV brings together film and opera on one stage. The audience follows simultaneously both the making of the opera as well as large projections on different levels. Eerik XIV is a story about King Eric, his beloved Karina Månsdotter, about power, imprisonment, love and madness. Multidimensional technical solutions, dramatic music and world-class soloists create a work that delves deeply into the fate of one of the most interesting sovereigns in Finland’s history.
This three-act opera is performed by 10 soloists, an opera chorus and a large symphony orchestra. The City of Turku commissioned the opera from Composer Mikko Heiniö and Librettist Juha Siltanen in honour of the Capital of Culture year. The opera is part of the official Cultural Capital year program.
Remaining performances, Logomo, Åbo
Composer: Mikko Heiniö
Libretto: Juha Siltanen
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Director: Erik Söderblom
Scenography: Teppo Järvinen
Costume design: Pirjo Liiri-Majava
Light design: Esa Kyllönen
Sound design: Mikko Kreivilä
Choir conductor: Markus Yli-Jokipii
Make-up: Minna Pilvinen
Video direction: Janne Suutarinen
Assistant conductor: Ville Matvejeff
Orchestra: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir: Turku conservatory chamber choir, Turku Opera Choir
Producer: Turku Music Festival
Eerik XIV: Charlotte Hellekant
Karin Månsdotter: Helena Juntunen
Majesty & Nils Sture: Jesper Taube
Jöran: Lennart Forsén
Herkules: Petri Bäckström
Bovik: Juha Kotilainen
John: Hannu Jurmu
Märta Sture: Laura Nykänen
Fru Elin: Riikka Sirén
Svante Sture: Esa Ruuttunen
- Turku Music Festival, Emilie Gardberg
emilie.gardberg(a)tmj.fi or 0440883379