JOONAS KOKKONEN’S

VIIMEISET KIUSAUKSET

(The Last Temptations)

First performance: Tuesday, August 6th at 7 p.m.

Second performance: Sunday, August 11th at 3 p.m.

The Church of the Cross, Kirkkokatu 4, Lahti

Viimeiset kiusaukset, composed by Joonas Kokkonen, is a primally spiritual story of the Finnish Awakening leader Paavo Ruotsalainen, and over the years it has become one of the prominent classics of the Finnish opera. Viimeiset kiusaukset has been performed almost 300 times around the world, including venues like the Metropolitan.

Paavo must decide between his family and his work as a lay preacher. His wife Riitta passes away and his son Juhana is murdered. God has punished me with an iron whip through all my life: it has been deserved, sings the protagonist in Act I.

Come and experience the charm of the opera!

Tickets: 35€ + delivery fee (from 1€ www.lippu.fi)

Advance tickets: www.lippu.fi and at the door an hour prior to the concert

Group sales (over 10 people): urkuviikko@lahtiorgan.fi

Composer:  Joonas Kokkonen

Libretto: Lauri Kokkonen

Based on Lauri Kokkonen’s play by the same name

Director: Jukka Saarman

Conductor: Esa Heikkilä

Role´s:
Paavo Ruotsalainen: Juha Pikkarainen
Riitta: Sirkka Parviainen
Seppä Högman: Raimo Laukka
Juhana: Jukka Saarman
1. man: : Lassi Virtanen
2. man:: Kristian Lindroos
3. man:  Jaakko Hietikko
1. woman: Leena Kanninen
2. woman: Aurora Ikävalko
3. woman: Pilvi Äikäs
Anna-Loviisa: Marja Jäppinen
Albertiina: Silvia Lempinen

Organ´s: Pauliina Hyry

Piano: Tero Valtonen

Lahden Bach-kuoro,
conductor Jori Männistö