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Guest Performance / Helsinki Festival

Kapellimestari Esa-Pekka Salonen
Kapellimestari Esa-Pekka Salonen orchestra. philharmonia

FRSO performs the Orango opera by Dmitri Šostakovitš for the first time in Finland at the Helsinki Festival. Orango depicts the rise and fall of a strange half-ape, half-man creature. In its day, this acerbic satire was a step too far for the Bolshoi Theatre and its original production was quietly shelved. The programme includes also Šostakovitš Symphony No. 4.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Soloists from the Mariinsky Theatre
Dominante & Murtosointu, coach Seppo Murto

Šostakovitš: Orango, ooppera / opera, fp in Finland
Šostakovitš: Symphony No. 4