French Evening Rated R

Two opera rarities combined in one: the French Evening Rated R will take over the traditional Alexander Theatre, Helsinki, in September!

Opera BOX brings on stage Darius Milhaud’s bitter drama Le pauvre matelot (The Poor sailor) based on Jean Cocteau’s text. After the intermission the audience shall be thrilled by Maurice Ravel’s erotic farce, L’heure espagnole (The Spanish hour).

Both operas are directed by widely acknowledged Ville Saukkonen and chamber orchestra Ariadne is conducted by the young, rising talent Kaapo Ijas.

The cast includes sopranos Laura Pyrrö and Angelika Klas, tenors Heikki Halinen and Ville Salonen, baritone Tiitus Ylipää and basses Heikki Orama and Hannu Forsberg, among others.

Performances: premiere Friday 9th of September at 7pm, Sat 10th at 2 pm and Sun 11th at 2 pm

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