Kaija Saariaho’s fifth opera “Innocence” has its Finnish premiere in Helsinki on October 21st 2022. The opera is a co-production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Finnish National Opera, the Royal Opera House in London, the Dutch National Opera, and the San Francisco Opera.
The production team is international with Simon Stone as director, Chloe Lamford as set designer, Mel Page as costume designer and James Farncombe as light designer.
Innocence is world-acclaimed Finnish author’s Sofi Oksanen’s first libretto. The opera is sung in nine languages. Aleksi Barrière has made the multi-lingual version of the libretto.