Rare Nordgren opera on stage

The opera Den svarte munken (The Black Monk) by Pehr Henrik Nordgren was staged for the first time in Helsinki on 3 & 4 September. Nordgren wrote the libretto after the mystic short story by Anton Chekhov. Both the conductor, Teemu Hämäläinen, and the stage director, Ville Saukkonen, werere excited to be staging such a significant work.