- Sanna Kurki-Suonio
- Ville Rusanen
- Anu Hostikka
- Juha Hostikka
- Jorma Hynninen (Baritone)
- Helena Juntunen (Soprano)
- Tanja Kauppinen-Savijoki
- Jouni Kokora (Bass Baritone)
Notes & Reviews:
This Ondine release marks the world premiere recording of Veli-Matti Puumala's (b. 1965) opera Anna Liisa, based on a popular 19th c. Finnish play concerning the tragedy of the protagonist caught between the norms of the surrounding society and her own moral conscience. The music is characterized by a clash of intense and energetic textures with quiet landscapes with a quite different timescale. In addition to Jan Soderblom conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the opera features several well-known Finnish opera artists. Mr. Puumala is Prof. of Composition at the Sibelius Academy.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Tapiola Hall (02/03/2014-02/07/2014).
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Works DetailsPuumala, Veli-Matti : Anna Liisa, opera
- Performers: Anu Hostikka; Juha Hostikka; Jorma Hynninen (Baritone); Helena Juntunen (Soprano); Tanja Kauppinen-Savijoki; Jouni Kokora (Bass Baritone); Sanna Kurki-Suonio; Ville Rusanen
- Conductor: Jan Söderblom
- Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
- Notes: Tapiola Hall (02/03/2014-02/07/2014)
- Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 2001-2008