An opera and other Wennäkoski commissions

Lotta Wennäkoski is composing an opera for the Savonlinna Opera Festival. It is based on the libretto Regine by Laura Voipio which tells of the life of Danish Regine Olsen and her relationship with the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
Scheduled to be premiered on 13 November with Susanna Mälkki conducting is Hele for 12 players, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Gustavo Dudamel. In September 2019, the Helsinki Philharmonic will premiere a work it has commissioned from Wennäkoski as the first part of a set of Helsinki Variations commissioned from six composers.