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Sallinen: The Palace / Varpio, Krause, Kamu

Sallinen / Varpio / Mantynen / Tiilikainen
Release Date: 07/25/2006 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 102091  
Composer:  Aulis Sallinen
Performer:  Veijo VarpioJorma SilvastiTom KrauseSauli Tiilikainen,   ... 
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savonlinna Opera Festival ChorusSavonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Aulis SALLINEN - THE PALACE

From the Savonlinna Opera Festival 1995
Opera in a Prologue and Three Acts; Sung in Finnish

Veijo Varpio, Jaana Mäntynen, Sauli Tiilikainen, Jorma Silvasti, Tom Krause, Ritva-Liisa Korhonen
Chorus and Orchestra of the Savonlinna Opera Festival
Conducted by Okko Kamu

Stage Direction by Kalle Holmberg
Stage Design by Juha-Pekka Kiljunen

Special Feature: Making of “The Palace”, Picture Gallery

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3 full screen · DVD 9 / NTSC
Menu Languages: German, French, English, Spanish
Subtitle Languages: Finnish, German, French, English, Italian, Spanish Read more /> Region Code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 120 mins (opera) + 35 mins (documentary)

* This recording features the world premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s fifth opera, The Palace.
* The opera is based on the libretto by the distinguished writers Hans-Magnus Enzensberger and Irene Dische. Inspired by Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail and Ryszard Kapuscinski’s The Emperor, they created a satirical story of the collapse of a thoroughly corrupt court. It shows how absurd an autocrat can get in the setting of ludicrous ceremonies and bizarre rules of precedence.
* Sallinen’s music is like a kaleidoscope: rich, multi-coloured and many faceted. It is instantly appreciable and approachable. The production by Kalle Holmberg earned thunderous ovations from audience and critics alike.
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Works on This Recording

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The Palace by Aulis Sallinen
Performer:  Veijo Varpio (Tenor), Jorma Silvasti (Tenor), Tom Krause (Baritone),
Sauli Tiilikainen (Baritone), Ritva-Liisa Korhonen (Soprano), Jaana Mäntynen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savonlinna Opera Festival Chorus,  Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1995; Finland 

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