Finland’s centennial anniversary celebrates with Oksanen, Ekblad, Saarihao and Järvinen

By on September 9, 2017

Dramaten celebrates Finland’s 100th anniversary as an independent nation with a special celebration at the Main Stage on December 4th. The evening is organized in collaboration with the Royal Opera.

In 1917, Finland became its own nation. Now equally a hundred years later, the Dramaten and Royal Opera will participate in the anniversary celebration – a festive evening will be held in close proximity to Independence Day on December 6th. The evening consists of speech, readings, music and dance.

Sofi Oksanen has written the party speech and holds it in Finnish, whereupon Stina Ekblad presented Janina Orlov’s translation to Swedish. There will be poems by Zacharias Topelius and Edith Södergran, excerpts from the drama of Lucas Svensson and Tanja Lorentzon, choreographed by Ossi Niskala especially for this evening and music with the singer and composer Anna Järvinen.

From the Royal Opera, Karl-Magnus Fredriksson participates in singing songs of Sibelius, it will also be music of Laura Netzel and the internationally celebrated Finnish composer Kaija Saarihao.

Participants:

Sofi Oksanen, Stina Ekblad, Alma Pöysti, Anna Järvinen, Tanja Lorentzon, Christoffer Svensson, Ossi Niskala, Göran Martling, Karl Magnus Fredriksson (Baritone), Mattias Böhm (Piano), Inese Klotina (Piano), Erik Wahlgren (Cello) Håkan Olsson (Viola) and Finland’s Ambassador in Sweden: Matti Anttonen.

The party evening is part of the program for the 100th anniversary of Finland.

Read more at suomifinland100.fi

Main stage, December 4, 2017 at 20:00

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