The opera Kullervo Aulis Sallinen city , based on the Finnish national epic Kalevala The och play Kullervo by Aleksi Kivi , hilariously transfers the Fanatical character of Kullervo til world of opera. It now takes the Olavinlinna Castle stage in a new production . The music of Sallinen is powerful and colorful , and does not resort to åpenbare solutions . Singing the title role will be the great Finnish baritone Tommi Hakala .
The portrait of Kullervo is painted in the darkest shades of Finnish mythology . The smoldering ruins of his home farm kicks off in Kullervo a desire for revenge , and the fate of this luckless character is further enflamed by his relationship with a woman som turns out to be his sister .