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Composer, Conducter, Accordionist Timo-Juhani Kyllönen

Works for the Stage, TV and Screen

Hemingway Opera Op. 82 in 11 scenes
Composed: 2015–2016
Chamber Opera
Libretto by Maritza Núñez (in  Spanish). English translation by David Graham-Young
5 major roles (baritone, soprano, mezzosoprano, tenor and bass), Chamber Orchestra:
1011/000/2 perc. piano, strings
Duration: ca. 1 h 30 min

Supported by The Wihuri Foundation and The City of Espoo

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

The Voice of Sokurov, a master of world cinema
music for a documentary film
Composed:2014
Symphony Orchestra
Commissioned by Illume  Ltd
Fb: The Anarkia Film Festival, Helsinki 2014
Written and directed by Leena Kilpeläinen

Publisher: www.illume.fi 

Érase que era, una niña (Miksi juuri minä?) Op. 85 in 13 scenes
Composed: 2011–2012
Family Opera
Libretto by Maritza Núñez (in  Spanish). Finnish translation by Siboné Oroza.Tema: About bullying in school.
5 major roles (baritone, soprano, mezzosoprano, tenor  bass and 1 actor),                                      Chamber Ensemble:
violin, flute and piano.
Duration: ca. 50 min

Commissioned and produced by  Teatro Británico, Patronato Peruano de la Música,                              Lima, Peru                                                                                                                                                          Directed by Jean Pierre Gamorra,              Conductor, Carlos Ramírez

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Our Misha
film music for Finnish TV
Composed: 1982
accordion and violin
Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company/TV 1
Fb: Timo-Juhani Kyllönen, accordion, Maarit Kyllönen, violin, 1982
Directed by Riia Karhila

Publisher: Music Finland 

Siberia (1984)
TV programme
accordion
Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company/TV 1
Fb: Timo-Juhani Kyllönen, accordion, 1982
Directed by Yrjö Länsipuro

Publisher: Music Finland 

Anna-Liisa
music for a TV film
Composed: 1988
string orchestra, small vocal and instrumental ensemble
Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company/TV 1
Fb: Ensemble, cond. Timo-Juhani Kyllönen, October 20, 1988
Directed by Tuija-Maija Niskanen

Publisher: Music Finland 

Espíritu del bosque (Metsän henki) Op. 94 in 13 scenes
Composed: 2011–2012
Family Opera
Libretto by Maritza Núñez (in  Spanish).          Finnish translation                                                        by Timo-Juhani Kyllönen
3 major roles (baritone,  mezzosoprano, tenor)                                                                                        Chamber Ensemble:
accordion, violin and percussion.
Duration: ca. 50 min

Commissioned and produced by The Theater Kapsäkki and Elementti                                                ( Petri Pöyhönen,Vera Railio, Jukka Ojala)

Fp. Helsinki, May 18,The Theater Kapsäkki 

Directed by Julia Tapola                                                                              

Publisher: Music Finland

TANGO SOLO, a story to be told Op.81 monologue opera for soprano and chamber ensemble in 13 scenes 

Composed: 2010 – 2011
Chamber Opera

Libretto in Spanish by Maritza Núñez. English translation by David Graham-Young

1 soprano role, chamber orchestra (7 musician)

Flute, piano, accordion, string quartet or strings
Duration: ca. 55 min.

Produced by the Suomalainen kamariooppera and supported by The City of Espoo, Finland and Swedish Cultural Foundation
Fp: Riikka Hakola, sop. Conductor, Nils Schweckendiek, Uusinta- Ensemble

Directed by Vilppu Kiljunen

Espoo Sello Hall, January 12, 2011

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman 

Elinkautiset
music for a documentary film
Composed: 2004
Directed by Jari Kokko
Fp: Spring 2004

Publisher: Music Finland 

Roope, poika joka ei uskaltanut pelätä (Roope) Op. 76

Composed: 2004 – 2007
children’s opera

Libretto by Leena Laulajainen in Finnish

3 major roles (baritone, soprano and mezzosoprano), 4 minor roles/choir and orchestra

1111/1110/11/0, synthesizer, piano, strings
Duration: 1 h 5 min

Commissioned by the Suzuki Voice and Opera Group Crescendo and supported by The Finnish Cultural Foundation.
Fp: the Suzuki Voice and Opera Group Crescendo. Cond. Timo-Juhani Kyllönen,

Directed by Päivi Kukkamäki

Vantaa, November 15, 2007

Publisher: Music Finland 

Norppaooppera Op.86 (The Seal Opera) Op. 86
Composed: 2012-2013
Koko perheen ooppera
Libretto,  Iida Hämeen-Anttila (in  Finnish, 
6 major roles (baritone,soprano, mezzosoprano, tenor and bass), 10 minor roles/mixed choir, Children´s Choir and orchestra:
2232/4311/11/0, synthesizer,  strings
Duration: 1 h 25 min

(Aurora Marthens, soprano Olivia Kyllönen, mezzosoprano I.Kamchilina, piano: The Seal Song-duet op.86b, arrangement from a part of the I act.) recorded 2013

Commissioned by The Savonlinnan Opera Festival  Fp. Olavinlinna Castle 20.7.2013

Publisher  Music Finland

Timo-Juhani Kyllönen

Norppaooppera (The Seal Opera op.86  Extracts from different parts of the Opera

with soloists, Choir and Orchestra. Cond. Atso Almila

El Libro de los Reyes(The Book of Kings) Op. 30/79
Composed: 1992–1993, 1996–1997
children’s opera
Libretto by Maritza Núñez (in Spanish and Finnish, Finnish translation by Jaana Lappo)
2 major roles (baritone and bass), 10 minor roles/choir and orchestra:
1111/1110/11/0, synthesizer, piano, strings
Duration: 1 h 20 min

Music Finland

Arrangements

O. Palmgren: Spegling
Arranged: 2004
Text by Jarl hemmer (in Swedish)
solo voice+female choir (SSA)
Publisher: Nils-Georgs Musikförlags Ab

Lasse Mårtenson: Prästkrage
Arranged: 2004
Text by Benedict Zilliacus (in Swedish)
female choir (SA)
Publisher: F-Kustannus

TV Programmes on Timo-Juhani Kyllönen

“Harmonikkaopissa Moskovassa” (“Studying the accordion in Moscow”)
Portrait of Timo-Juhani Kyllönen the student:
accordion, composition and conducting.
Fb: May 22, 1982, Channel TV 1, Finland
Directed by Ria Karhila

“Sävelopissa Moskovassa” (“Studying composition in Moscow”)
Portrait of Timo-Juhani Kyllönen the post-graduate student: composition.
Fb: January 15, 1988, Channel TV 1, Finland
Directed by Ria Karhila

Maestro. Portrait of a Finnish Composer. “Ihminen syntyy säveltäjäksi”
Säveltäjä Timo-Juhani Kyllösen sielunmaisema. (“Either you are born a composer, or you are not.” The soulscape of composer Timo-Juhani Kyllönen.)
Fb: January 26 and 30, 1997, Channel MTV 3, Finland
Directed by Pekka Hako

Fp: first performance
Fbp: first broadcast performance
Fb: first broadcast (TV programme)

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