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Estonian Embassy in Helsinki to Celebrate 95th Anniversary of Republic of Estonia with Reception and Concert-Performance “Diva”

18.02.2013

No 47-E

On Thursday, 21 February, in honour of the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki has organised a formal reception in the embassy and the experimental concert-performance “Diva” at the Alexander Theatre. The project is being supported by Enterprise Estonia and the Estonian Institute in Finland.

The concert-performance “Diva” is a moving but also ridiculous duet-duel between an opera diva blinded by the lights of success and her long-suffering piano player, set to famous operatic arias. Playwright and director Paavo Piik of the Tallinn City Theatre wrote and directed this amusing concert performance with the help of singer Annaliisa Pillak’s observations from the music world. The role of the diva is being played by Annaliisa Pillak (Estonia-Finland) and the piano player is played by Marko Hilpo (Finland). 

The anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will also be celebrated formally in Helsinki on 24 February. Wreaths will be placed on the graves of Finnish volunteers that fell during the Estonian War of Independence in Vanhankirkko Park and in the evening there will be a gathering at the Estonian House and a concert in Alppila Church.

In connection with the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and to celebrate the Estonian Year of Cultural Heritage, the embassy has organised for candles to be brought to the graves of folklorist and the first Estonian ambassador to Finland Oskar Kallas and his wife author Aino Kallas in Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki on 25 February.

Additional information on the concert-performance:
Liisa Ojaveer
Cultural counsellor, Estonian Embassy in Helsinki
E-mail: Liisa.Ojaveer@mfa.ee

Additional information on events being held on 24 February:  http://www.facebook.com/events/565612533467678/.

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