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Content
Leevi Madetoja
Juha - Opera in Six Tableaux

Artists

Genres
Opera

Features
2 CDs; booklet with liner notes and synopsis in English and Finnish, and the libretto in the original Finnish and in English

Format:
CD

Released:
May 1988

Catalogue No.:
ODE 714-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195071427

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Track listing

CD 1
57:58
Juha - Opera in Six Tableaux
1
Tableaux I-III
57:58


CD 2
41:01
Juha - Opera in Six Tableaux
1
Tableaux IV-VI
41:01



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Complete description

This double CD contains one of the great Finnish national operas, Juha, composed by Leevi Madetoja in 1934. The libretto by Aino Ackté and Leevi Madetoja is based on the novel of the same name by Juhani Aho. The realistic and psychological drama centres on a couple living in the eastern part of Finland, Juha and Marja, the latter of whom gets seduced by the wayfaring trader Shemeikka.

The recording was originally produced by the Finnish Broadcasting Company, TV 1 in 1977. Ondine released this digital remix in 1988.

The cast includes
Jorma Hynninen: Juha
Maija Lokka: Marja, Juha's young wife
Eero Erkkilä: Shemeikka, a prosperous Karelian peddler
Anita Välkki: Juha's mother
Margareta Haverinen: a hired girl on Juha's farm
Tapani Valtassari: the vicar
Merja Wirkkala: Shemeikka's summer sweetheart
Maaria Mestomäki: Maiden I
Kristina Haartti: Maiden II
Kai Airinen: Man I
Kalevi Olli: Man II

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