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Juha 1987Finnish National Opera

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This was a fascinating evening, revealing an unknown, but beautifully dramatic work which really should be performed in every respectable opera house. The tenor, Peter Lindroos, in a short career, sang a couple of roles at Covent Garden (Bacchus and Duke of Mantua) as well as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut for Scottish Opera. Two excellent baritones shared the title role, Jorma Hynninen, in particular, being one of the dominant figures in the renaissance of Finnish opera in recent decades.

Performance Cast

Juha a backwoods farmer

Jorma Hynninen (Aug 28)

Tapani Valtasaari (Aug 30)

Marja Juha's young wife

Eeva-Liisa Saarinen (Aug 28)

Maija Lokka (Aug 30)

Kaisa hired girl on Juha's farm

Merja Wirkkala

Mother-in-law Juha's mother

Aino Takala

Shemeikka a prosperous Karelian merchant

Peter Lindroos

Shemeikka's mother

Helena Salonius

Akuliina a house servant

Raija Määttänen-Falck

Anja one of Shemeikka's summer brides

Satu Vihavainen

Maura another

Johanna Tuomi

Nasti and yet another

Riika Rantanen

Serahviina Shemeikka's Russian bride

Marjo Kuusela

Kala-Matti a fisherman

Matti Lehtinen

First Tar-Maker from Savo

Heikki Saarnikko

Second Tar-Maker from Savo

Tuomi Häkkilä

Performance DatesJuha 1987

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Kings Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

28 Aug, 19.30 30 Aug, 19.30

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