More than two thousand friends of vocal music from around the world will gather in Tampere for a programme of concerts, an international ensemble singing competition and a chorus review providing a marvellous experience for all music enthusiasts. High standard master classes will also impart insight into the secrets of music making. The Artistic Director of the 2023 festival will be the renowned choral conductor Kari Turunen.
|Festival address||Tampere Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 3 5656 6172|
|Office||Tullikamarin aukio 2, FI-33100 Tampere|
Summer 2022 will witness the premiere of Hiljaiset perivät maan (the meek shall inherit the earth), a new Finnish opera on the radical Lapua Movement of the early 1930s, composed by Jukka Linkola, with libretto and direction by Tuomas Parkkinen. Leading performers will include Ville Rusanen, Saara Kiiveri, Taneli Mäkelä, Jenni Lättilä, Essi Luttinen, Mari Palo and Jaakko Kortekangas. Hiljaiset perivät maan is a rousing love story set at a time of rough justice, when black wagons brought fear to the plains and the Lapua Movement shattered the village communities of Ostrobothnia. The festival programme will also include a wide range of concerts.
This festival is a major international celebration of choral music. The joyous community celebration at the end of the singing season is open to all choirs. The programme will bring song and choral music to churches, concert halls, schools and restaurants.
A celebration of the human voice with a programme encompassing music of all kinds, irrespective of genre. The distinguished conductor Taavi Oramo was appointed Artistic Director of VocalEspoo in 2022.
Our programme in summer 2022 will include a spectacular new production of Aida, Tosca and leading international soloists, and that most beloved of operas Carmen. A concert with baritone Ludovic Tézier at Olavinlinna Castle will be a world-class event. We shall welcome the Croatian National Theatre from Rijeka on the Adriatic coast with productions of Giulio Cesare, and of Arlecchino & Gianni Schicchi.