Past performances

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Merikanto: Pohjan neiti

Opera in three acts based on Kalevala (Finnish national epic)

Premier Oct 14th, 19.00, performances Oct 17th, 18th, 20th, Nov 7th, 8th

Pohjan neiti: Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Väinö: Juha-Pekka Mitjonen, baritone

Ilmari: Kimmo Turunen, tenor

Louhi: Anne Korpelainen, alto

Lahti Opera Choir

Director: Jermo Grundström

Musical director: Jenna Ristilä

A Lahti Opera production

Pikkuteatteri, Loviisankatu 8, Lahti, Finland (map)

Tickets available here.



Art Saturday in Lahti: Excerpts from a Finnish opera, Maiden of the North

August 26th,  14.00 and 15.00

Excerpts from Merikanto opera Pohjan neiti (Maiden of the North)

Pikkuteatteri, Loviisankatu 8, Lahti, Finland (map)

Free entrance, performance 30 min.



Summer concert

July 20th, 12.00 noon.
Church of St. Lawrence, Vantaa, Finland (map)

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Jyrki Tenni, piano&organ

Opera arias, Italian songs and Finnish and British folk songs.



"Arkihuolesi kaikki heitä" - Christmas Concerts

December 10th, 2016, 18.00, Herttoniemi Church, Hiihtomäentie 23, 00800 Helsinki, Finland, facebook event

December 18th, 2016, 15.00, Saint Lawrence Chapel, Pappilankuja 3, 01510 Vantaa, Finland, facebook event

January 6th, 2017, 14.00, Huopalahti Church, Vespertie 12, 00320 Helsinki, Finland, facebook event

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Jyrki Tenni, piano&organ

Sacred music and Christmas carols by J. Sibelius, H. Kaski, W. A. Mozart, A. Adam, etc.



Heavenly Light - Lahti Opera Christmas Concert

December 2nd, 2016, 19.00

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Jeni Packalen, mezzosoprano

Risto Saarman, tenor

Mari Järvi, piano&organ

Lahti Opera Choir, conducted by Outi Leppänen

Sacred and Christmas Music by G. F. Händel, A. Adam, J. Sibelius, and many others

Joutjärvi Church, Ilmarisentie 1, 15170 Lahti, Finland

Event in facebook.



Fireworks Music for Fathers' Day

November 13th, 2016, 16.00

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano
Jun Saotome, oboe
Finnish French Horn Club
Finnish Trumpet Guild
Finnish Double Reed Society Orchestra
Great Jubileum Orchestra
Aila Hettula, conductor
Arias by H. Purcell, songs by R. Vaughn Williams, G. F. Händel: Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks
Sigyn Hall of Turku Conservatory, Linnankatu 60, 20100 Turku, Finland

Event in facebook.



Kangasniemi Music Festival - Singers' Concert
Saturday July 23, 2016, 7:00 PM
Kangasniemi City Hall  (map)
Final concert of the Voice Master Classes at the Kangasniemi Music week
Songs and operatic arias, several singers from Irina Gavrilovici Master Class
G. Charpentier: Depuis le jour (Louise's aria from Louise)



Sinulle (To You) - romantic music for friends and loved ones

Voci di primavera - concert festival by OperArte ry

May 28th, 2016, 13.00

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano
Tuula Hällström, piano
Lieder and Arias by R. Strauss, P. Tchaikovsky, L. Madetoja, A. and O. Merikanto, T. Kuula, J. Sibelius

Event in facebook.



Bound from Birth

Voci di primavera - concert festival by OperArte ry

May 7th, 2016, 13.00

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano
Various other singers
Marie Körkkö, piano
Lieder by J. Sibelius
Event in facebook



Women after a Nervous Breakdown

Voci di primavera - concert festival by OperArte ry

March 6th, 2016, 13.00

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano
Various other singers
Marie Körkkö, piano
Arias by W. A. Mozart (Donna Anna), G. Verdi (Violetta) and G. Puccini (Liù)
Event in facebook



Virtanen: Composer Ann-Elise Hannikainen

November 15th and 17th, 2015

Prima vista cover performances, role of Ann-Elise Hannikainen 1/6
Event in facebook.


Antonia Goes Halloween

October 30th, 2015

Prima vista cover performance, role of Antonia
Event in facebook.


Opera Sacra - Opera and sacred music

October 9th, 2015, 19.00

Ritva Auvinen, soprano

Mika Pohjonen, tenor

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Anne Korpelainen, alto

Johanna Torikka, organ

Lahti Opera Choir/Outi Leppänen

Mari Järvi, organ&piano

Opera and church music by opera composers

Ristinkirkko, Lahti

Tickets 30/20 EUR from Lippupalvelu

Event in facebook.



Opera Matinée as in the year 1905 at Lahden Taidelauantai (Art Saturday at Lahti)

September 5th, 2015, 13.00 and 14.30

Opera ensembles by Lahti Opera

Mozart: Or sai chi l'onore (Aria of Donna Anna from Don Giovanni)

Tshaikovsky: Opening Quartett from Eugene Onegin (Tatyana)

Delibes: Duet from Lakmé (Lakmé)

Jugendsali (Vapaudenkatu 8, Lahti)

Event in facebook.


Näin unta kesästä kerran

July 4th, 2015, 16.00

Abile Ensemble

Laura Tuomi, soprano

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Outi Leppänen, mezzosoprano

Summer music for three female voices a cappella

PerennaPuutarha Pöntinen (Sarvantie 112, 17240 Kalkkinen (Sysmä)

Event in facebook.


Pietà, Signore - Opera and sacred music

March 28th, 2015, 18.00

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Risto Saarman, tenor

Juha Lehmusmäki, baritone

Lahti Opera Choir/Outi Leppänen

Mari Järvi, organ&piano

Lammi Church, Lammi (Hämeenlinna)

Operatic and sacred arias from Verdi: Otello, Bizet: Carmen, Verdi: Requiem, Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore

Event in facebook.


Abile Ensemble Christmas Concert

December 17th, 2014, 19.00

Joutjärven kirkko, Lahti

Event in facebook.


Lahti Opera Christmas Concert
December 13th, 2014, 18.00
Mäntsälän kirkko, Mäntsälä
Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël, soprano soloist


Puccini: Suor Angelica

September 2014

Suor Osmina&Prima sorella cercatrice (7.9., 8.9., 10.9.) / Suor Dolcina (5.9., 11.9., 14.9.)

Opera Ensemble Artemis/OperArte ry, Helsinki, Finland

More information in Finnish at OperArte.



"The Unbearable Lightness of Opera - Sentimental concert"

April 25th, 2014, 19.00

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Jeni Packalen, mezzosoprano

Pekka Kuivalainen, tenor

Risto Saarman, tenor

Aapo Kilpelä, bassbaritone

Lahti Opera Choir

Tuula Hällström and Mari Järvi, piano

Arias, ensembles and choruses from several operas

Felix Krohn Hall, Sibeliuksenkatu 8, Lahti, Finland

Event in facebook


Christmas Event of Lahti Historical Museum
Saturday November 30th, 2013, 10.30
Pirjo Leppänen, soprano
Outi Leppänen, piano
Christmas songs by K. Collan, J. Sibelius, A. Adam
Lahti Historical museum



Verdi 200 Opera Gala Concert

October 11th, 2013, 19.00

Miina-Liisa Värelä, soprano

Jaakko Kortekangas, baritone

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Risto Saarman, tenor

Aapo Kilpelä, bass

Lahti Opera Choir

Tuula Hällström and Mari Järvi, piano

Arias, ensembles and choruses from Verdi operas

Luisa's aria "Tu puniscimi - A brani, a brani, o perfido" (Verdi: Luisa Miller)

Duet of Violetta and Germont "Madamigella Valèry..." with Jaakko Kortekangas

Duet of Violetta and Alfredo "Parigi, o cara" with Risto Saarman

Elvira's aria "Surta è la notte - Ernani, involami - Tutto è sprezzo" (Verdi: Ernani)

Felix Krohn Hall, Sibeliuksenkatu 8, Lahti, Finland

Event in facebook.


Singing Flee Market at Lahti

September 7th 2013, 14.00
Many singers, songs, operatic arias and ensembles

Elvira's aria "Surta è la notte - Ernani, involami - Tutto è sprezzo" (Verdi: Ernani)

Micaëla's aria "C'est des contrebandiers - Je dis, que rien ne m'épouvante" (Bizet: Carmen)

Duet of Lakmé and Mallika "Viens, Mallika - Dome épais" (Delibes: Lakmé)

Quartett of Marzelline, Leonore, Jacquino and Rocco "Mir is so wunderbar" (Beethoven: Fidelio)

Foyer of Lahden Konserttitalo, Sibeliuksenkatu 8, Lahti, Finland.



Abile Ensemble Church concert
August 17th, 2013, 16.00

Sacred music for a cappella vocal ensemble

Laura Tuomi, soprano

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Outi Leppänen, mezzosoprano

Program 5 €
Kalkkisten kirkko, Haikealantie 5, Asikkala, Finland. (map)


Abile Ensemble Church concert
June 16th, 2013, 18.00

Sacred music for a cappella vocal ensemble

Laura Tuomi, soprano

Pirjo Leppänen, soprano

Outi Leppänen, mezzosoprano

Program 5 €
Ristinkirkko (Church of the Cross), Kirkkokatu 4, Lahti, Finland. (map)


Spring concerts at Jalkaranta hospital and Kilpiäinen senior citizens' house (private events for residents)

May 18th, 2013, 13.00 and 14.15

Bellini: Oh, se una volta sola (Amina's aria from La sonnambula)

Lahti, Finland


Lahti Opera 50 Year Jubileum Gala Concert
May 11th, 2013, 19.00
Opera Arias, Ensembles and Choruses from Lahti Opera's History
Soloists:
Ritva Auvinen, Sirkka Parviainen, Elina Risku, Miina-Liisa Värelä, Pirjo Leppänen - soprano
Lilli Paasikivi, Anne Korpelainen - mezzosoprano
Mika Pohjonen, Pekka Kuivalainen - tenor
Jorma Hynninen, Raimo Laukka, Pertti Lehtinen - baritone
Heikki Aalto - bass
Lahti Opera Chorus - Chorus Master Outi Leppänen
Tuula Hällström, Mari Järvi - piano
Felix Krohn Hall, Sibeliuksenkatu 8, Lahti, Finland
Event in facebook.



Opera concert "A Night at the Opera"
January 26th, 2013, 18.00

Opera arias and ensembles

Mozart: Crudele.. Non mi dir.. Forse un giorno il cielo (Donna Anna's aria from Don Giovanni)

Bizet: C'est des contrebandiers... Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante (Micaëla's aria from Carmen)

Mozart: Zu Hilfe!.. Stirb Ungeheuer! (3 Ladies&Tamino ensemble from Die Zauberflöte; 1st Lady)

Mäntsälä City Hall, Mäntsälä, Finland.


Christmas vesper
December 24th, 2012, 17.00

Buxtehude: Cantata In dulci jubilo (BuxWV 52)
W.J. Kirkpatrick: Away in a Manger
Pirjo Leppänen, soprano
Chamber Orchestra of the Lahti parishes conducted by Pauli Pietiläinen
Ristinkirkko (Church of the Cross), Kirkkokatu 4, Lahti, Finland. (map)


Abile Ensemble Christmas concert
December 14th, 2012, 18.00

Hackman hall of Deacon Institute, Sibeliuksenkatu 6 C, 2nd floor, Lahti, Finland.

Program 5 €


Christmas concerts at Jalkaranta hospital and senior citizens' house (private events for residents)

December 9th, 2012, 13.00 and 14.30

Lahti, Finland


Benefit concert for the Disaster Fund of the Finnish Red Cross
Sunday November 14th, 2012, 2.oo PM

Puccini arias from La rondine and Gianni Schicchi

Jugend hall of YWCA, Vapaudenkatu 8, Lahti, Finland.



Art Saturday at Lahti

Saturday September 1st, 2012, 3.00 PM and 5.00 PM
Many singers and Lahti Opera Choir, arias and opera choruses
Puccini: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta potè indovinar (Magda's aria from La rondine)

Lahden Konserttitalo, Sibeliuksenkatu 8, Lahti, Finland. 



Art Saturday at Lahti

Saturday September 1st, 2012, 3.00 PM and 5.00 PM

Renaissance Madrigals, performing as a member of Abile Ensemble

Lahden Konserttitalo, Sibeliuksenkatu 8, Lahti, Finland.



Garden Party of the Friends of Lahti Historical Museum (for invited guests only)
Wednesday August 22nd, 2012, 6.oo PM
The gardens of Lahti Historical museum

Tosti: Ninon, Ideale; Puccini: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta potè indovinar (Magda's aria from La rondine)



Summer Evening Songs
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:00 PM
Kuokkala Church, Syöttäjänkatu 4, 40520 Jyväskylä, Finland  (map)
Final concert of the Voice Master Classes at the Kangasniemi Music week
Songs and operatic arias, several singers from Irina Gavrilovici Master Class
G. Verdi: Tu puniscimi, o Signore... A brani, a brani o perfido (Luisa's aria from Luisa Miller)


Private concert

Sunday July 1, 2012 2:00 PM
Performing a cappella repertoire as a member of Abile Ensemble for invited guests in a private home.


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