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Ende und Beginn

14.6.2022 @ 22:00 - 23:00

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Riveting music, profound thoughts and dramatic moods on a summer night. Baritone Nicholas Söderlund and dancer Minna Tervamäki are the stars in composer Olli Kortekangas’ church opera Ende und Beginn.

This piece is based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’sLetters from Prison. Still relevant today, Bonhoeffer is considered one of the most important theologians and most interesting thinkers of the 20th century. Bonhoeffer came to public notice particularly for his role in the 1930s German Church Struggle (“Kirchenkampf”) and the martyrdom that followed his association with the 20 July plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. A great many of his notes, poems and letters from this period were successfully smuggled out of the prison, and have since been published in extensive editions and in numerous languages.

Music by Olli Kortekangas
Libretto by Olli Kortekangas, based on the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Direction and choreography by Minna Tervamäki

Nicholas Söderlund, bass
Minna Tervamäki, dance
Kari Vuola, organ
Tuulia Ylönen, clarinett
Marko Ylönen, cello
Jukka Nykänen, piano and conducting


The concert will be about one hour in duration. No intermission. Tickets 42 € / 29 €

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Event location

Naantalin kirkko

Nunnakatu 1

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