Thu 3.8.2023 at 19:00
Song of the Earth – Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (In Tapiola Hall)

Tickets € 55 / 45 
Pensioners, unemployed and conscripts €52 / 42 
Students and children under 18 €20 
+ booking fee (from €1,50 / booking, 

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7 pm Espoo Cultural Centre, Tapiola Hall

Finnish National Opera Grand Orchestra
Ville Matvejeff, conductor
Tuomas Katajala, tenor
Tuija Knihtilä, mezzo-soprano 

Gustav Mahler’s (1860–1911) Das Lied von der Erde is based on more than a thousand years old Chinese poems. The German poet Hans Bethgen wrote his own versions of the poets’ translations in 1907. Mahler was impressed by the beauty and transience of the world depicted in these poems. The inspiration led him to compose this orchestral work, often referred to as his greatest symphony.  

The Song of the Earth is a glorification of the beauty of our world and its fleeting transience. With the seasons, nature flourishes and withers, but finally brightens up in spring and hope.  

The Organ Night and Aria Festival brings the Finnish National Opera’s large orchestra to the Tapiola Hall in the Espoo Cultural Centre. Ville Matvejeff is the conductor and the soloists are tenor Tuomas Katajala and mezzo-soprano Tuija Knihtilä. 

In collaboration with the Finnish National Opera and Ballet and Espoo Cultural Centre 

Duration 1 h 15 min, no intermission 



Gustav Mahler (1860–1911): Das Lied von der Erde