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 (video) / Katariina Heikkilä
Jack, soprano: Saara Kiiveri (video) / Hedvig Paulig
Tin, Dragon, Businessman, baritone: Riku Pelo (video) / Tiitus Ylipää
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

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

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

Autumn 2019

29.10 at 6 PM, Children from Granhultsskola, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
30.10 at 6 PM, Children from Rudolf Steinerskolan i Helsingfors, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
31.10 at 6 PM, Children from Mårtendalsskola, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
1.11 at 6 PM, Children from Grännässkolan, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
4.11 at 6 PM, Children from Hyvinge svenska skola, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
5.11 at 6 PM, Children from Boxby skola, at Almi Hall, The Finnish National Opera
7.11 at 6 PM, Children from Mikaelsskolan, at Mikaelskolan, Ekenäs
12.11 at 6 PM, Children from Oulun normaalikoulu, at Oulun normaalikoulu, Koskela
14.11 at 6 PM, Children from Haapaniemenkoulu, at Haapaniemenkoulu, Viitasaari
19.11 at 6 PM, Children from Svenska samskolan i Tammerfors, at Svenska samskolan i Tammerfors, Tampere
21.11 at 6 PM, Children from Vatialan koulu, at Kangasala-talo, Kangasala
26.11 at 6 PM, Children from Björneborgs svenska samskola, at Björneborgs svenska samskola, Pori
28.11 at 6 PM, Children from Kristinestads skola, at Kristinestad