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SALLINEN, A.: Palace (The) (Savonlinna Opera Festival, 1995) (NTSC)


SALLINEN, A.: Palace (The) (Savonlinna Opera Festival, 1995) (NTSC)

DVD Clip


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.
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 · DVD 9 / NTSC
Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages: FIN, D, F, GB, IT, SP
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 120 mins (opera) + 35 mins (documentary)

Cat. No:
102 091

  • 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


Sallinen, Aulis

Dische, Irene; Enzensberger, Hans Magnus

Kamu, Okko

Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra

Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir, The

Korhonen, Ritva-Liisa; Krause, Tom; Luttinen, Sami; Makela, Pertti; Mantynen, Jaana; Mikk, Mart; Silvasti, Jorma; Tiilikainen, Sauli; Varpio, Veijo; Virtanen, Lassi

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 102091

Barcode: 807280209198

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Not available in Japan and Korea

Physical Release: 07/2006

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