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, mezzosoprano
Mario Zeffiri & Niall Chorell, tenor
Cornelius Uhle, bass
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
Aapo Häkkinen, conductor

Concept: Erik Söderblom
Stage director: Ville Sandqvist
Video design: Emil & Artur Sallinen
Costume design: Reija Laine

The performance on 10.3. will be broadcast live on Yle Radio 1 and streamed on Yle Areena. After the broadcasting the video will be available to view on Yle Areena until 6.3.2019. 


Leopold Koželuch (1747–1818) was a Czech composer, a contemporary of Mozart and quite possibly the more respected of the two during their lifetime. After his death he was completely forgotten, until Aapo Häkkinen discovered his opera Gustav Vasa in the archives. It will now be performed for the first time since the composer’s lifetime - in Helsinki, a city founded by King Gustav Vasa. The libretto is in German and tells of the rising against King Christian of Denmark, who conquered Sweden in the 16th century. The opera is performed using video projections, which will turn the concert hall into the arena of a historic power struggle.

Tickets 30–70 € Ticketmaster
I can truly say from my experience of working with many professional choirs that this choir belongs to the top.
Peter Dijkstra,
choral conductor