nordic baroque scene




Wed 25.8.2021, klo 11.00 – 17.00
The House of Nobility, Helsinki (free admission)

Wed 25.8.2021, klo 19.00 – 20.15
Music Centre Concert Hall, Helsinki


Ticket price: 26-40 euro
Tickets sold by Ticketmaster and Music Centre



The top international baroque performers will be staring at the Nordic Baroque Scene’s launch event, held at the Helsinki Music Centre. The event will serve an inspirational cocktail of baroque and kick off an international singing competition. There will be seminars, panel discussions as well as a stunning Aria Borealis evening concert!

Nordic Baroque Scene (NBS) is a collaboration project by four Nordic baroque orchestras, Barokkanerne from Norway, Concerto Copenhagen (CoCo) from Denmark, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble from Sweden and Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO) from Finland. The aim of the project is long term development of the Nordic baroque music scene and simultaneously create new limitless art experiences. The main coordinator of the project is Finnish production company Teatro Productions.

The launch event of the project, which is open to the public, will be held on the 25th of August 2021 at the Helsinki House of Nobility and the Helsinki Music Centre. The event will comprehensively presents the Nordic Baroque Scene project as well as the special characteristics of baroque music and the traditions of Nordic vocal music through seminars and panel discussions. The panel discussions of the event will be attended by e.g. Dame Emma Kirkby, harpsichordist and artistic director of Concerto Copenhagen Lars Ulrik Mortensen and opera director Stefan Herheim. The day will culminate at the Aria Borealis evening concert, where the project’s own orchestra will perform for the first time with the soloists soprano Tuuli Lindeberg and tenor Anders Dahlin.

A new international baroque singing competition will also be launched at the event called Aria Borealis Bodø and it will be produced in collaboration with the Stormen Concert Hall in Bodø, Norway. In June 2022, Stormen will host a festival focusing on the Nordic music tradition, and in this festival the first Aria Borealis Bodø singing competition will play a significant role. The competition will be held every two years and in 2024 Bodø will be the European Capital of Culture. Additional information about the competition will be revealed at the launch event and the official website will be published on the same day.

Program at the House of Nobility (free admission)

11.00 – 11.30 Opening of the event, House of Nobility
– opening words and presentation of the day’s program
– music performance by the NBS ensemble

11.30 – 12.30 Nordic Cooperation Seminar, House of Nobility
– Presentation of the NBS project and future projects
– Mari Giske (Barokkanerne), Nikolaj Fine de Licht (Coco), Olof Larsson (DBE), Laura Kajander (FiBO)

13.30 – 15.30 Presentation and workshop of the Special Characteristics of Baroque Singing, House of Nobility
– the special characteristics of baroque singing and the agility of baroque music
– soprano Tuuli Lindeberg (FI) and baritone Anders Dahlin (Sweden)

16.00 – 17.00 Nordic Vocal Music Tradition panel discussion, House of Nobility
– different singing traditions and Nordic baroque professionalism
– moderated by Rasmus Adrian (Stormen, Bodø), Nikolaj de Fine Licht (NBS / Coco), Dame Emma Kirkby, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Stefan Herheim

Evening concert at the Helsinki Music Music Centre Concert Hall (tickets Ticketmaster / Helsinki Music Centre)

19.00 – 20.15 Aria Borealis Concert, Helsinki Music Centre Concert Hall
Nordic Baroque Scene Orchestra, soprano Tuuli Lindeberg, tenor Anders Dahlin
The program will consist of e.g. Corelli, Handel, Telemann


Kaisa  Näreranta
Teatro Productions Ltd
+358 50 584 487

Tuotanto: Bayreuther Festspiele (2018)
Konsepti: Katharina Wagner, Markus Latsch
Ohjaus: David Merz
Lavastus: Julius Theodor Semmelmann
Dramaturgia: Ruth Asralda
Valosuunnittelu: Peter Younes
Puvustus: Ina Kromphart
Tuotanto Suomessa: Teatro Productions Oy / International Opera Company Finland
Apulaisohjaaja (Suomi): Ina Hukki
Käännös: Auli Särkiö
Kapellimestari: Chloé Dufresne
Orkesteri: Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
Yhteistyössä: Helsingin Musiikkitalo, Helsingin Juhlaviikot, Richard Wagner -kulttuuriyhdistys


Richard Wagners „Der Ring des Nibelungen“ für Kinder auf Grundlage der Kinderoper „Der Ring des Nibelungen“ der Bayreuther Festspiele 2018 in der Inszenierung von David Merz und im Bühnenbild von Julius Theodor Semmelmann mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Bayreuther Festspiele


Bayreuther Festspiele 2018
Wahner für Kinder – Der Ring des Nibelungen
© Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath

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