Heikki Tuuli, our opera photographer based in Finland, has sent us an extensive selection of the Finnish National Opera’s productions celebrating the bicentenaries of opera composers Richard Wagner (22 May 1813) and Giuseppe Verdi (10 October 1813). These dramatic photos include Verdi’s operas Rigoletto, Aida, Don Carlos, Un Ballo in Maschera, Otello, La Traviata. Wagner’s operas in the Finnish National Opera’s repertoire include Siegfried, Die Walküre, Götterdämmerung, Das Rheingold, Parsifal.
Benjamin Britten’s hundredth anniversary on 22 November is represented by photographs of his opera Albert Herring.
In addition, Heikki Tuuli has photographed some of the great works from Finnish composers – Einojuhani Rautavaara’s opera Aleksis Kivi, Kaija Saariaho’s opera Adriana Mater, Aarre Merikanto’s opera Juha.
Other operas from the Finnish National Opera’s repertoire include Bizet’s Carmen, Charles Gounod’s opera Faust, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, and also Le nozze di Figaro; George Frideric Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare; Gioachino Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola; Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Fanciulla del West, and also Puccini’s Il tabarro, and his operas Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica, and La bohème.
Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen.
Die Walküre – opera by Richard Wagner.
Parsifal – opera by Richard Wagner.
George Frideric Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare.