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Anti Marguste 80 – opera evening “Monologues”


   Anti Marguste
   Photo: Kalju Suur

On August 5, composer Anti Marguste will celebrate his 80th birthday. Composer whose music primarily emanates from Estonian old folk song has written mainly orchestral and choral music. In latter, the characterictic to the composer with original sense of humor, is the precision of saying the text, pointillism and its amplification through the music.

Anti Marguste became a composer only after he acquired a vocation as an engineer. He graduated from Tallinn Conservatory in 1960 as a student of Mart Saar and Anatoli Garshnek. Nearly 40 years he worked as a pedagogue in Georg Ots Tallinn Music School teaching music theory subjects and Estonian folk music.

In composer’s birthday, Nargen Opera will bring his three mini mono-operas, based on the Estonian liturature classic, on the stage for the first time: Andres’s Monologues on the text of Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Tiina’s Monologues on the text of August Kitzberg and Arno’s Monologues on the text of Oskar Luts.

In the main roles there will be the soloists of Estonian National Opera Helen Lokuta (soprano) and René Soom (baritone) and the soloist of boys’ choir Heldur Harry Põlda. Nargenfestival Orchestra will be conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste, the artist is Inga Vares.

The performance will begin in Tallinn Noblessner Foundry at 7.30 pm.

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