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 Häkkinendiscovered 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


Read more on the Helsingin Baroque Orchestra website