|Waltteri Torikka (Image: Finnish National Opera)|
He is currently slated to appear in the world premiere of Iiro Rantala and Minna Lindgren's Sanatorio Express, a comic opera about today’s neuroses and relationships. The opera plays on the spirit of 19th century comic opera, including catchy melodies, plot twists, and troubled, if not complicated, romantic relationships. The opera deals with more modern issues of weight loss, peacefulness/mindfulness, social media, as well as the timeless issues of deception and addiction.
Waltteri Torikka sings Don Giovanni's serenade:
Torikka plays Sports Addict, the husband of the female lead, who has fallen in love with Meditation Addict while at a sanatorium where she's trying to lose a few extra pounds.
The opera opens on September 27 and runs through January 11. Tickets and additional information is available online.