Papa Bach

Children's opera
Premiere on 11.10.08 at 6.30pm
Almi Hall, Finnish National Opera

Music: J. S. Bach (arr. Eric-Olof Söderström), Säde Bartling
Libretto: Esko-Pekka Tiitinen
Conductor: Eric-Olof Söderström
Stage director: Jukka Rantanen
Set and costume design: Janne Siltavuori

Bach: Hannu Forsberg
12 singers from the Helsinki Chamber Choir

Further performances in 2008: 15.10., 16.10., 17.10., 18.10., 21.10., 22.10., 24.10., 25.10. at 6.30pm and 18.10., 25.10. at 3pm

Performances in 2009: 13.05., 14.05., 15.05., 16.05. at 6.30pm and 16.05. at 3pm.

A  Finnish National Opera production.  Tickets 15/8€ from Lippupiste.

The lines of each section of the choir were straight and clear, as if played by instruments, and yet soft and flexible, supporting an unbroken sense of breathing. Each group sang with pure intonation and the resonance between the voices took on a life of its own, so that the whole space was filled with ringing colours.
Hannu-Ilari Lampila,
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland