Leopold Koželuch: Gustav Vasa

Sat 3.3.2018 7.30 pm
Tues 6.3.2018 7.30 pm
Sat 10.3.2018 7.30 pm
Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

Martina Janková & Helena Juntunen & Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri & Niall Chorell, tenor
Cornelius Uhle, bass
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
dir. Aapo Häkkinen
costume design Reija Laine
video design Emil & Artur Sallinen
concept Erik Söderblom
stage director Ville Sandqvist


Koželuch’s only surviving opera Gustav Vasa is resurrected two centuries after the composer’s death! The Czech-born composer Leopold Koželuch was a significant competitor of Mozart, and among their contemporaries, even more acknowledged of these two.

Gustav Vasa explores the important event in the history of the Swedish nation: the battle between Sweden and Denmark in the beginnning of the 16th century. Through creative video design, the ultra-modern concert hall of the Helsinki Music Centre will be transformed to a medieval battlefield.

Tickets 30–70 € Ticketmaster
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