Free Will goes live again!
The opera stage inside the Olavinlinna castle courtyard
Tomorrow at 10AM Finnish time (GMT+2) we are again going live with our Free Will rehearsals. Check out the live stream here. There is also an archive of everything we have recorded so far! Here is a sample from the archive, me introducing the Wednesday session which was our second music rehearsal.
The past week was incredibly fun and our cast is really great. W.A. Mozart is played by tenor Christian Juslin, Oscar Wilde by bass baritone Matias Tosi (just wait until you hear him sing the Declaration of Human Rights!) and Jeanne d´Arc is sung by mezzo soprano Cynthia Hanna. We have a really scary and powerful Lucifer in soprano Jennifer Rowley, and our bunch of angels and demons is played by Jouni Kokora (Gabriel/Zavabe), Danielle Pastin (Gazardiel/Azazel), James Price (Jophiel/Urakabaramel) and Anna Danik (Bastaniel).
I missed our previous rehearsal in the Olavinlinna castle because I had to make a trip to Tallinn, Estonia to present the outline for my thesis on Madetoja's symphonies. But now I am back in Savonlinna and very excited to finally get in the castle pit! Join us in the live streaming tomorrow and send us your comments.