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Kalevi Ukkola, a Finnish composer living
in Kotka, has finished his major work: a musical in English, The
The maestro himself says about it: "It is an opera like a musical - or a musical like an opera."
The libretto of the musical is based on the
text by an English writer John
. Bunyan's work is the most widespread book in the world after the Bible. The original text in English can be read here: http://www.ccel.org/bunyan/pilgrims_progress/title.html
Former director of the Finnish National Opera Juhani Raiskinen has read Ukkola's musical and warmly recommends it to be performed:
"I have seen Mr Ukkola's opus The Pilgrim's Progress and can state that it is a genuine piece of music theatre, that is only waiting for its proper staging. Mr Ukkola himself is very professional in his music texture and shows what a marvellous craftsman he is."
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