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Juha

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Opera in three acts
Music by Aarre Merikanto
Libretto by AINO ACKTÉ from a novel by JUHANI AHO
(sung in Finnish: records) first broadcast in this country
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF THE FINNISH NATIONAL OPERA conducted by ULF SÖDERBLOM
The action takes place in a hilly sub-arctic district in the north-eastern part of Finland. Act
8.15* Erkkl Arni sketches in the background to this evening's opera and talks in general about opera in Finland.
8.35* Juha Act 2
9.20* Interval Reading
9.30* Juha Act 3

First tar-maker - JORMA FALCK (bass)
Juha, a Finnish farmer - MATTI LEHTINEN (bass-baritone)
Second tar-maker - TAPANI VALTASAARI (baritone)
Marja, Juha's young wife - RAILI KOSTIA (soprano)
Shemeikka. a prosperous Karel ian pedlar - HENDRIK KRUMM (tenor)
Juha's mother - MAIJU KUUSOJA (contralto)
Kaisa, a hired girl on Juha's farm - ULLA MAIJALA (soprano)
Kalamatti, a fisherman - HARRI NIKKONEN (bass)
Anja, Shemeikka s summer - TARU VALJAKKA (soprano)
First girl - KAARINE SYKARI (SOP)
Second girl - MARGOT EHNSTRÖM (contralto)
Shemeikka's mother - RAIJA MAATTANEN-FALCK

Contributors

Music By: Aarre Merikanto
Unknown: Aino Ackté
Novel By: Juhani Aho
Unknown: Erkkl Arni

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