Rakkaat/Loved Ones – Monodrama for soprano, piano and fixed media


Rakkaat directed by Riikka Oksanen. Photo from the first performance: Minna Leinonen

How does a woman sing about love without slipping into the gender roles of the 19th century? Rakkaat is loosely based on Adelbert von Chamisso´s poems and Schumann's song cycle entitled Frauenliebe und -leben, expanding its concept of love and the beloved to speak to the modern-day listener.

Songs can also be performed separately. 

The work was written, rehearsed and composed with support from Kone Foundation, Taideyliopiston tohtorikoulutuksen ja tutkimuksen ohjausryhmä, Sibelius-Akatemian tukisäätiö, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Sibelius Foundation.


8th March 2024 Musiikkitalo Camerata

Hanna Rantala, soprano

Fanny Söderström, piano

Milka Luhtaniemi, poems

Riikka Oksanen, director

Maija Turunen, sound design