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Petri Sakari in The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

1998 NR

Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara offers this holiday opera based on the ironic Christmas tale by American author O. Henry, in which a husband (Jaakko Kortekangas) and wife (Pia Freund) each sacrifice something dear to purchase a splendid gift for the other. Petri Sakari leads the Tapiola Sinfonietta and Veräjäpelto Choir in this production that also features Anna-Lisa Jakobsson, Lassi Virtanen and Martti Wallén.