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Content
Einojuhani Rautavaara
The House of the Sun - Tragedia Buffa. Chamber Opera in Two Acts

Artists

Genres
Opera
Finnish contemporary

Series
Critics' choices

Features
2 CDs; booklet with liner notes, written by the composer, and synopsis in English, German, French and Finnish, and the libretto in the original Finnish and in English and German 

Format:
CD

Released:
October 2003

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1032-2D

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195100028

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Track listing

CD1
48:31
The House of the Sun - Opera in Two Acts
1
Act I
48:31


CD2
35:58
The House of the Sun - Opera in Two Acts
1
Act II
35:58



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Awards

Classical Internet Award 2004
ClassicsToday.com '10/10'

Press review

The performances, vocal and instrumental, are beyond criticism, and with only a few longueurs, the opera is very effective (...) in its own way quite beautiful and touching. It certainly won't remind you of anything else - Rautavaara has his own voice, and his own persuasive sensibility.
Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com

Rautavaara could hardly have wished for a finer cast. (...) The orchestral playing and engineering are also exemplary standard, and Mikko Franck's perceptive performance makes the best possible case for this fascinating score. Enthusiastically recommended.
Julian Haylock, International Record Review, February 2004

Complete description

Libretto and music by Einojuhani Rautavaara (1989-90)

The cast includes:
Anna-Kristiina Kaappola: Noora
Raija Regnell: Riina
Mia Huhta: Eleanor
Helena Juntunen: Irene
Ulla Raiskio: Victoria von Sonnig
Jukka Romu: John von Sonnig
Tuomas Katajala: Victor von Sonnig
Tommi Hakala: Gregor
Markus Nieminen: Prof. Alessandro Riccioni
Petri Bäckström: Maximilian Holstein

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