Hanna Rantala – Rakkaat

Hanna Rantala’s last postgraduate concert

Soprano Hanna Rantala’s last postgraduate concert, entitled Rakkaat (Beloved) – Monodrama for soprano, piano and electronics, is a modern-day lied and love song presented as a colourful monodrama première.

How does a woman sing about love without slipping into the gender roles of the 19th century? Rakkaat is loosely based on Schumann’s song cycle entitled Frauenliebe und -leben, expanding its concept of love and the beloved to speak to the modern-day listener. Minna Leinonen’s rich melodies and Milka Luhtaniemi’s melodious lyrics combine to form a multifaceted and expansive whole.

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Performers and working group

  • Minna Leinonen, music 
  • Milka Luhtaniemi, text  
  • Riikka Oksanen, direction 
  • Maija Turunen, sound design 
  • Hanna Rantala, voice 
  • Fanny Söderström, piano 

Additional information: Anna Huuskonen, anna.huuskonen@uniarts.fi 

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8.3.2024 at 19:00 – 20:00



Mannerheimintie 13a

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre

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