Commissioned The Finnish National Opera
Opus Number 62
Libretto by Monica Vikström-Jokela
Language Swedish
Category children opera
Year 2018
Duration 45 min
Orchestration soprano, mezzo soprano,  baryton, two children sopranos, children choir, electric piano, electric guitar
Premiere 15th of March 2019, Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera

 

About

A 45 minute opera in one act for children. World premiere on the 15th of March 2019. Going on tour around schools in Finland autumn 2019.

Music: Cecilia Damström
Libretto and original story: Monica Vikström-Jokela
Director: Martina Roos
Costume design: Anna Kontek
Lights: Vesa Pohjolainen
Choir conductor: Anna Schultz
 
Cast:
Joy, mezzo soprano: Elli Vallinoja / Katariina Heikkilä
Jack, soprano: Hedvig Paulig / Saara Kiiveri
Tin, Dragon, Businessman, baritone: Tiitus Ylipää / Riku Pelo
Children choir: Åshöjdens musikklasser årskurser 3-6
 

 

Article

Cecilia Damström writes the first Swedish school-opera in Finland. 

Read the whole article in Swedish here


 

Performances

World premiere 15th of March 2019 at 6 PM at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera – More info

Second performance 16th of March 2019 at 12 PM, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera – More info

Third performance 16th of March 2019 at 3 PM, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera – More info