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World’s first internet opera opening at Savonlinna

World’s first internet opera opening at Savonlinna | Finland | Scoop.it
A production conceived by an international online community staged by opera professionals will premiere at the Savonlinna Opera Festival this weekend.

 

The brainchild of the Opera by You project, Free Will is the first-ever opera crowdsourced online.

As the name implies, anyone who wanted to could join in the effort—and the opera's creators number some 200 participants the world over. They've come up with ideas, composed music and selected the best proposals by voting.

When director Jere Erkkilä was invited onboard the project, the whole system was a complete maze to him, he says.

"Art director Jari Hämäläinen called a couple of years ago and asked whether I’d want to take part in this. I said ,'sure, I’ve no idea what you’re talking about, so I’m joining'," Erkkilä quips.

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Savonlinna Opera Festival,Opera At It`s Best

Savonlinna Opera Festival,Opera At It`s Best | Finland | Scoop.it
The Savonlinna Opera Festival July 5-August 4 2011 Finland is home to some of the most breath taking scenery, warm and inviting culture, and also some of the best musical talent around the world.
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Savonlinna Opera Festival keeps up traditions

Savonlinna Opera Festival keeps up traditions | Finland | Scoop.it
The Savonlinna Opera Festival is continuing to hold to its traditional policy of offering audiences both wel-known classics and stagings of rare works.
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Cruises by m/s Brahe from Helsinki | Saimaa Travel

Cruises by m/s Brahe from Helsinki | Saimaa Travel | Finland | Scoop.it
m/s Brahe takes you to the world's most beautiful landscapes on cruise from Helsinki to Savonlinna.
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