TIKKA, K.: Luther (Finnish National Opera, 2003)


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- (Disc 1)
Composer: Tikka, Kari
Libretto/Text Author: Tapola, Jussi
Libretto/Text Author: Tikka, Kari
Conductor: Tikka, Kari

Andreas Karlstadt: Alamikkotervo, Aki
Ave von Schonfeld: Wirkkala, Merja
Brother Sebastian: Alamikkotervo, Aki
Emperor Charles V: Alamikkotervo, Aki
Johannes Bugenhagen: Mitt, Andrus
Katharina von Bora: Saarinen, Eeva-Liisa
Martin Luther: Ruuttunen, Esa
Philip Melanchthon: Alamikkotervo, Aki
Prince Elector of Saxony Frederick the Wise: Mitt, Andrus
Professor John Eck: Alamikkotervo, Aki

Producer: Tapola, Jussi
Producer: Tikka, Kari
Set/Stage Designer: Kontek, Anna
Costume Designer: Kontek, Anna
Stage Director: Tapola, Jussi
Television Director: Tapola, Jussi

Date of Production: 05-2003
Venue: Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki
Playing Time: 01:58:38
Catalogue Number: ODV4001
UPC: 0761195040010

Luther is a two-act opera by Finnish composer and conductor Kari Tikka who also wrote the libretto in collaboration with Jussi Tapola. It tells the life story of the German theologian and church reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546).

This live recording was made in May 2003 at the Temppeliaukion Kirkko ("Rock Church") in Helsinki, where the work had its world première in December 2000. The Finnish National Opera production is staged by Jussi Tapola, with conductor Kari Tikka leading a cast of soloists from the Opera.

Bonus features:

- An introduction to Luther
- A visit to the Temppeliaukio Church

Part 1

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