Musical of Boublil and Schönberg
Based on a novel by Victor Hugo
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
Adittion material by James Fenton
Adapted and originally directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Orchestrations by John Cameron
Adittional orchestrations Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker
Director Samuel Harjanne (Finland)
Designer Karmo Mende
Musical director and conductor Martin Sildos
Choreographer Gunilla Olsson Karlsson (Sweden)
Lighting designer Petri Tuhkanen (Finland)
Sound designer Toomas Paidra
Translation into Estonian Kirke Kangro, Villu Kangur, Tõnu Oja, Leelo Tungal
Cast Koit Toome / Mikk Saar, Marko Matvere / Tamar Nugis, Maria Listra / Elizabeth Paavel, Kaarel Targo / Rasmus Kull, Hedi Maaroos / Kärt Anton, Kaire Vilgats / Helen Hansberg, Hannes Kaljujärv /Reigo Tamm, Ele Millistfer / Nele-Liis Vaiksoo, Rasmus Kull / Imre Õunapuu
Oliver Timmusk, Matis Merilain, Ruudo Vaher, Mihkel Tikerpalu, Egon Laanesoo, Rolf Roosalu, German Gholami, Norman Salumäe, Lauri Liiv
Vanemuine opera choir, Vanemuine symphony orchestra
I didn’t even expect that I would be moved to tears – and in scenes that hadn’t previously had such a strong effect on me. In addition, discovering new musical actors and feeling exaltation over how beautiful, special and moving even old, familiar material can be if it is directed powerfully and performed and sung with soul and when the designers re at a world-class level.
Boublil’s and Schönberg’s Les Misérables is a global stage sensation. Seen by more than 70 million people in many countries and languages around the globe, it is still breaking box-office records everywhere. The original London production celebrated its 30th anniversary on 8 October 2015. Vanemuine has the new production of Samuel Harjanne.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own” – Les Misérables is the show of shows!
Premiere 25.11.2017, the Vanemuine Grand Building
Performed in: Estonian
Surtitles on big screen: English, Finnish
App display languages: Estonian, English, Finnish, Russian
Alexela Concert Hall screen: English, Finnish