Finnish Chamber Opera: Posthuman

Event Introduction

What comes after humans? If anyone remembers us, what can they know about our species? What will they think about our civilizations?

Posthuman is a multi-artistic sci-fi chamber opera where different genres come together equally. In the story, posthuman creatures perform an experiment in which human genes and memes are introduced into a non-human child. The world premiere opera is composed by Max Savikangas, the libretto and direction are by Teemu Mäki, the choreography is by Petri Kekoni, and is produced by the Finnish Chamber Opera. The cast consists of Reetta Ristimäki, Petri Bäckström, Susanna Tollet, and Tuukka Haapaniemi, as well as Meri Pajunpää and Anna Stenberg as dancers, a four-member singing group, and a 10-member orchestra.

Are you interested in music, dance, theatre and visual arts? How about poetry, philosophy, politics or posthumanism? If so, this performance for vocal soloists, choir, band, electronics, dancers, text, image and lights is just right for you!

Composer: Max Savikangas
Libretto, visualisointi, ohjaus: Teemu Mäki
Conductor: József Hárs
Choreography: Petri Kekoni
Costumes: Iida Ukkola
Lightning: Erno Seppälä
Sound: Anders Pohjola
Visuals: Calvin Guillot & Małgorzata Nowicka
Production: Suomalainen kamariooppera

Soloists: Petri Bäckström, Tuukka Haapaniemi, Reetta Ristimäki, Susanna Tollet
Singers: Martti Anttila, Nairi Azezian, Heta Kokkomäki, Jussi Linnanmäki
Dancers: Meri Pajunpää, Anna Stenberg
– Martta Jämsä
– Vivian Neff
– Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo
– Tuomo Lassila
– Fanny Söderström
– Maria Puusaari
– Aleksi Kotila
– Maarit Holkko
– Pinja Nuñez
– Vilhelm Karlsson


In co-operation with:

Aalto University: MAGICS, Petri Kekoni Company and Greta Tuotanto


Event Information

  • Time:

    • Fri 3.3.2023 19:00

    • Sun 5.3.2023 15:00

    • Tue 7.3.2023 19:00

    • Duration: 2h

  • Organiser:

    Suomalainen kamariooppera

  • Address:

    Dance House Helsinki, Pannuhalli
    Kaapeliaukio 3
    00180 Helsinki

  • Accessibility:

    The event is accessible with a wheelchair.

    The event does not have an accessible toilet.

  • Tickets:

    53 / 35–45 € (Tanssin talo)

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