Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Commission by the Finnish National Opera

Very happy to finally share with all of you: the Finnish National Opera has commissioned me to compose their next children opera "Djurens planet" to the libretto of Monica Vikström-Jokela! Premiere on March 15th 2019 and going on tour around Finland autumn 2019! Performed by five professional musicians (three singers, a keyboardist and a electric guitarist) and a children choir! Very honoured, happy and excited about this project! Read more about it on the National Operas website and in Hufvudstadsbladet!

Music: Cecilia Damström
Libretto and original story: Monica Vikström-Jokela
Director: Martina Roos
Costume design: Anna Kontek
Lights: Vesa Pohjolainen
Choir conductor: Anna Schultz

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

Photo by Marthe Veian