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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen: Finnish National Opera Ballet
HELSINKI  •  Finnish National Opera  •  Ongoing

The Snow Queen
Choreography: Kenneth Greve
Finnish National Opera Ballet

Kenneth Greve's new ballet for the whole family is based on the tale by H.C. Andersen from 1845. The principal characters are Kerttu and Kai, who are good friends. Kerttu finds the missing piece of the Snow Queen's mirror, and the Snow Queen kidnaps Kai to get it back. Kerttu wanders far and yonder in search of Kai and finally ends up at the frozen castle of the Snow Queen.

The Snow Queen's magical world was created by costume designer Erika Turunen and lighting designer Mikki Kunttu together with the choreographer. The accompanying music is a recording performed by the Finnish National Opera orchestra under the direction of the composer Tuomas Kantelinen.

Choreography: Kenneth Greve
Music: Tuomas Kantelinen
Conductor of the recording: Tuomas Kantelinen
Sets: Erika Turunen, Mikki Kunttu
Costumes: Erika Turunen
Lighting design: Mikki Kunttu
Make-up design: Pekka Helynen
Dramaturgy: (after H.C. Andersen) Pirjo Toikka, Kenneth Greve
Dramaturgical advisor: Raija-Sinikka Rantala

Finnish National Opera Website

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Contact: Finnish National Opera
Helsinginkatu 58
00251 Helsinki

Tel: (358) 9 4030 21

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