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Finnish Chamber Opera: Posthuman

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  • Schedule

    Fri 3.3.2023 19:00


    Sun 5.3.2023 15:00


    Tue 7.3.2023 19:00

  • Duration 2h, includes an intermission.

What comes after humans? If anyone can remember us, what will they know about our species? What will they think about our civilization?

Posthuman is a multidisciplinary science fiction chamber opera, where different art forms come together equally. In the story, posthuman beings conduct an experiment in which human genes and memes are put into a nonhuman child.

The world premiere opera is composed by Max Savikangas, the libretto and direction are by Teemu Mäki, the choreography is by Petri Kekoni, and is produced by the Finnish Chamber Opera. The cast consists of Reetta Ristimäki, Petri Bäckström, Susanna Tollet, and Tuukka Haapaniemi, as well as Meri Pajunpää and Anna Stenberg as dancers, a four-member singing group, and a 10-member orchestra.

Are you interested in music, dance, theater, or visual arts? What about poetry, philosophy, politics, or posthumanism? If the answer is yes, then our performance for vocal soloists, choir, ensemble, electronics, dancers, text, images, and light is perfect for you!

The performance is produced by Finnish Chamber Opera and is a part of Musica Nova Helsinki festival.

Read more: kamariooppera.fi

Composer

Max Savikangas

Libretto, visualization, direction

Teemu Mäki

Conductor

József Hárs

Choreography

Petri Kekoni

Costume design

Iida Ukkola

Lighting design

Erno Seppälä

Sound engineer

Anders Pohjola

Visual artists

Calvin Guillot & Małgorzata Nowicka

Production

Finnish Chamber Opera

Vocal soloists

Petri Bäckström, Tuukka Haapaniemi, Reetta Ristimäki, Susanna Tollet

Singing group

Martti Anttila, Nairi Azezian, Heta Kokkomäki, Jussi Linnanmäki

Dancers

Meri Pajunpää, Anna Stenberg

10-member musical and electronic ensemble

Martta Jämsä

flute, piccolo and alto flute

Vivian Neff

clarinet and bass clarinet

Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo

saxophones

Tuomo Lassila

percussion instruments

Fanny Söderström

piano and keyboards

Maria Puusaari

1st violin (concertmaster)

Aleksi Kotila

2nd violin

Maarit Holkko

viola

Pinja Nuñez

cello

Vilhelm Karlsson

double bass

Collaborators

Aalto University's MAGICS project, Petri Kekoni Company, Greta Productions The work is part of the Musica nova Helsinki festival

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