Marjukka Tepponen, Waltteri Torikka & Jukka Nykänen

A Night by Lake Saimaa

This feelgood concert will feature at least the timeless ”Speak Softly, Love” and the moving widow’s song from the opera Porgy and Bess. The array of opera, operetta, musical and film tunes will also include familiar Finnish solo numbers and improvisations by the multi-talented Jukka Nykänen.

A Night by Lake Saimaa is made special by not just its charismatic performers but also its sparkling, summery ambience. The complete programme will be announced later.

Like his inspiration, Franz Liszt, Jukka Nykänen is a true virtuoso. The pianist is also an accomplished composer, arranger and entertainer.

A Night by Lake Saimaa concert will take place at Kerimäki Church instead of Olavinlinna. We will limit audience numbers and ensure safe distancing at the concert according to any restrictions that are in place.   

If you have tickets for this concert, your reservation remains valid, but you can also make changes to it. We have reached out to all ticket holders via email or text message. Read more about tickets 

Concerts and a singing competition will bring joy to summer 2021, even though we’ve had to postpone our opera performances until summer 2022. Information about the concerts

  • Marjukka Tepponen


  • baritone
  • Jukka Nykänen


  • String quartet

  • Duration

    70 minutes (no interval)


  • Oskar Merikanto

    Summer Evening Waltz, op. 1 (arr. Jukka Nykänen) 

  • Jean Sibelius

    Spring Fleets Fast, op. 13/4 

  • Oskar Merikanto

    At Sea, op. 47/4

  • Toivo Kuula

    Autumn Mood, op. 2/1

  • Perttu Hietanen


  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Bohème medley (arr. Jukka Nykänen) 

  • Mimi! – Speravo di trovarvi quifrom the opera La Bohème 

  • Donde lieta uscìfrom the opera La Bohème 

  • Richard Wagner

    ”Wie Todesahnung… O, du mein holder Abendstern” from the opera Tannhäuser 

  • Franz Lehár

    Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heissfrom the operetta Giuditta 

  • Franz Lehár

    Lips are sealedLippen schweigen” from the operetta The Merry Widow

  • Max Steiner

    Tara’s Themefrom the film Gone With the Wind

  • Nils-Eric Fougstedt

    Romance from the film Katariina ja Munkkiniemen kreivi (“Katariina and the Count of Munkkiniemi”) 

  • Nino Rota

    Parla più piano, from the film The Godfather

  • George Gershwin

    ”My Man’s Gone Now” from the opera Porgy & Bess

  • Joaquín Rodrigo & Alfredo García Segura

    En Aranjuez con tu amor 

  • George Gershwin

    ”Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from the opera Porgy & Bess 

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