Valikko Sulje

Säveltäjä, kapellimestari, harmonikkataiteilija Timo-Juhani Kyllönen

Ooppera, TV ja elokuva

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 

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

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 

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 

Miksi juuri minä? (Érase que era una niña?) Op. 85                                                                                            in 13 scenes
Composed: 2011–2012
Family Opera
Libretto by Maritza Núñez (in  Spanish). Finnish translation by Siboné Oroza.                                    Teema: Koulukiusaamisesta
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

Kuninkaiden kirja (The Book of Kings) Op. 30
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

Metsän henki ( Espíritu del bosque) Op. 94 in 13 scenes
Composed: 2011–2012
Chamber 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

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

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, sopraano Olivia Kyllönen, mezzosopraano I.Kamchilina, piano: The Seal-Song-duet op.86b, arrangement from a part of the I act.) Äänitetty 2013

Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlien tilausteos.

Kantaesitys Olavinlinnassa 20.7.2013

Publisher  Music Finland

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 

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 

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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