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Kokkola Opera Summer 2015

10 years of productions with Kokkola Opera, very exciting! Last July we had a double-bill with Seppo Pohjola’s The Maiden of Harrbåda (world premiere 23.7.2015) and The Maiden in the Tower by Jean Sibelius. The story in Pohjola’s work was based on old legends about a ghost in the vicinity of the old Harrbåda Light House, text brilliantly written by Jusa Peltoniemi.

In the Sibelius I played a Chatelaine, short but fun role. Photos by Päivi Karjalainen.

Sibelius: Maiden in the Tower/ Chatelaine     Pohjola: The Maiden of Harrbåda

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Images from the Jakobstad Museum

Time to get going with some new projects. We made a start with a photo shoot in historical surroundings at the Jakobstad Museum. A Cabaret music project is in the works with pianist and conductor Martin Segerstråle with songs by Kurt Weill and William Bolcom. Nice images were taken by Petter Fällström, a Novia University alumni.

photo by Petter Fällström

Annika & Martin

photo by Petter Fällström

Looking ahead towards new projects

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Updated home page

Welcome to my updated web page. This one will optimise on you pads and phones.

My old page was hacked, don’t know why anyone spends time doing something like that. Trying to get all the information back on-line and adding some new entries.

Meanwhile, enjoy your spring!
Annika

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A New Musical

Rehearsing for a new world premiere musical, Natten är ännu ung (the Night is still young) – a story about becoming an adult in a small town. Lars Sund wrote this book in 1975 and now Erik Norberg has written a wonderful libretto from the original book and Patrick Wingren has written the music.
Martin Segerstråle will be conducting and my part is the opera-singing, tango-dancing mother on the other side of the generation gap. The show opens April 2nd and we have 15 performances during the month of April in Schauman Hall, Jakobstad. www.schaumanhall.fi   www.natten.fi
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Kokkola Opera Summer 2015

We are celebrating our 10th year this July, 22.-26.7! How quickly the time flies. Sakari Oramo will conduct the Maiden in the Tower by Sibelius and we will present a World Premiere opera by Seppo Pohjola, Harrbåda’s Maiden. A story about a levitating young woman, a ghost in the old light house of Harrbåda, Kokkola. Maidens in Towers this summer – Exciting!

Tickets at:
www.lipputoimisto.fi
www.kokkolaopera.com

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