Sallinen - The Red Line | Ondine ODV4008

Sallinen - The Red Line

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Label: Ondine

Cat No: ODV4008

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 27th September 2010

Contents

Artists

Jorma Hynninen
Paivi Nisula
Finnish National Opera Orchestra
Finnish National Opera Chorus
Tsuumi Dance Company

Conductor

Mikko Franck

Works

Sallinen, Aulis

The Red Line

Artists

Jorma Hynninen
Paivi Nisula
Finnish National Opera Orchestra
Finnish National Opera Chorus
Tsuumi Dance Company

Conductor

Mikko Franck

About

This new DVD features the première recording for video of the two-act opera The Red Line (1978) by Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935).

Opera magazine called The Red Line “a work of both national and universal significance”. Its story centres on the fate of a poor woodsman, Topi, and his wife, Riika, and deals with the Finnish quest for social justice at the first free elections in 1907.

Legendary baritone Jorma Hynninen headed the Finnish National Opera ensemble in the work’s world première and subsequent tour performances to great acclaim: “Sallinen’s Red Line is the best new opera I have heard in many a year (...) it proved as gripping in its way as Wozzeck or Jenufa” (The New York Times)

This release pays tribute to Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen on the occasion of his 75th birthday in 2010. Sallinen started a new wave of Finnish opera in the 1970s, and The Red Line played a fundamental part in establishing Finnish contemporary music on the international scene.

Cast:
- Topi, a Crofter: Jorma Hynninen
- Riika, his Wife: Paivi Nisula

Stage Director: Pekka Milonoff
Directed for video by Aarno Cronvall

Recorded live in Helsinki, Finnish National Opera, May 2008.

Extras: Interviews with Aulis Sallinen, Pekka Milonoff, Mikko Franck, Jorma Hynninen

DVD Video [115’ • 44’ Extras]
Subtitles: Finnish / English
NTSC colour  • 16:9
5.1 Dolby Digital Surround  / PCM Stereo
Region Code 0 • English Menu
Worldwide Available

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