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By Alban Berg

Finnish National Opera

Helsinki, Finland

Production originally created

for Lyric Opera of Chicago

Original Director
Sir David McVicar

Hannu Lintu

Revival Stage Director
Daniel Ellis

Set and Costume Design
Vicki Mortimer

Assistant Costume Design
Helen Johnson

Andrew George

Lighting Design
Paule Constable

Revival Lighting Design
Christopher Maravich

Chorus Master
Joonas Eloranta

“When the Finnish National Opera for the first time mounted this seminal work it was in David McVicar’s production, originally created for Chicago Lyric Opera. How far Daniel Ellis’s revival direction deviates from the original I do not know, but it is a taut, intense performance, even more engaging thanks to the wise decision to play it as an integrated unit without intervals. The intensity never lets up. "

- Seen and Heard International (Göran Forsling)

“McVicar's production set up by Daniel Ellis is intelligent and powerful in its impressive detail.” 

- Hufvudstadsblade (Jan Granberg)

Photos courtesy of Finnish National Opera.. Photos by Stefan Bremer.

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