Iiro Rantala news

Fennica Gehrman has signed a publishing agreement with Iiro Rantala who has received an exciting opera commission: Die Zaubermelodika will be premiered at the Komische Oper Berlin on 24. October 2021. A sequel to Die Zauberflöte, the opera features the same cast with a characteristic Rantala twist to the libretto by Minna Lindgren. Rantala's Double Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra is to be premiered in January 2022 by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, his orchestra partner for many years. There are also plans to perform Rantala’s first opera, Pikaparantola (Sanatorio Express), in an English version in Australia. Fennica Gehrman has published two new Rantala collections: Ajatuksia (Pieces of My Mind) and Hymyilevä Apollo (Smiling Apollo) which are available in our web shop.