Elämänkuvat by Olli Kortekangas

Olli Kortekangas's church opera Elämänkuvat (Pictures of Life) will be premiered at the Korsholm Music Festival on 1 August. There will be two performances by the Seinäjoki and Vaasa City Orchestras, choirs and soloists: soprano Päivi Nisula and baritone Waltteri Torikka. The conductor will be Anna-Maria Helsing and the stage director is Ville Saukkonen. The libretto by Pia Perkiö follows the stories of two characters side by side: a 16th-century Painter and present-day Mariia. The opera will be performed in the medieval Isokyrö Church and was inspired by the paintings on its walls.