News: Kokkola Opera Summer Festival 2015

On June 30, 2015

Kokkola Opera Summer Festival 10 year anniversary 22.-26.7.2015


I am happy to announce my next project will be taking part in the Kokkola Opera Summer Festival in Finland as Assistant Stage Director and Stage Manager.

The Kokkola Summer Opera Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary between 22 and 26 July 2015 with a double-bill of operatic works: the seldom heard opera in one act by Jean Sibelius, “Maiden in the Tower” and a world premiere of a new piece “The Maiden of Harrbåda”, an opera by composer Seppo Pohjola and librettist Jusa Peltoniemi based on an old ghost legend from the Kokkola area.

The performance will be in two languages (Finnish-Swedish) and features the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

Conductors: Sakari Oramo and Erkki Lasonpalo

Soloists: Anu Komsi, Annika Mylläri, Riku Pelo, Sören Lillkung and Markus Nykänen.

Stage Director: Akupetteri Pahkamäki,

Assistant Stage Director and Stage Manager: Laura Åkerlund

Costumes: Henna Mustamo

Scenography: Markku Mäkiranta

The festival also has an established and popular series of concerts in historic and beautiful locations around Kokkola, such as the Town Hall, Workers´House and Saha beach in Ykspihlaja. The Kokkola Opera Summer continues to provide the Finnish musical summer landscape with an event of excellent quality and joyous atmosphere and wishes audiences welcome to Kokkola in the sun West Coast of Finland.