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Next season at the Finnish National Opera is announced!

<p>Next season at the Finnish National Opera is announced!</p>
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The Finnish National Opera announced company's upcoming engagements for the next season 21/22.

The season will start with  the double bill of "Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci" with Simon Mechlinski making his house debut as Silvio. The perforances are scheduled from August 20 till September 14. 

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It will be followed by Puccini's "Tosca", lead by conductor Patrick Fournillier from September 16 until October 27.

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On January 28 Timo Riihonen will take the stage as John Claggart in Britten's "Billy Budd", playing till February 24. 

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Kalle Kuusava will take over conducting the last performances of Billy Budd and a ballet production "Tripla: Made in Finland" in May 2021.

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And later in the season Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" will open on March 31 with Olafur Sigurdarson in the title role and Konu Kim as Ernesto. 

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Looking forward to the start of a new season! More information on the FNO's website. 

Szymon Piotr Mechlinski

Simon Mechlinski

Baritone

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Timo Riihonen

Timo Riihonen

Bass

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Ólafur Sigurdarson

Ólafur Sigurdarson

Baritone

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"Olafur Sigurdarson possesses a very strong and expressive voice, boasting a wide vocal range, with a colorful palette..."

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Keonwoo  Kim

Konu Kim

Tenor

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"secure with a delicious creamy tone to the middle and upper parts of his voice — you just want him to keep singing." - Louise Flind

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Patrick Fournillier

Patrick Fournillier

Conductor

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Kalle Esanpoika Kuusava

Kalle Kuusava

Conductor

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"..also convincing is the direction of Kalle Kuusava who creates the colors desired by Puccini with a conscious management of orchestral density...

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