Premiere of Rasputin Opera with the President of the Republic Finland

After the studies of coaching at the Zurich International Opera Studio Erkki Korhonen worked as a lecturer in correpetition from 1989 to 1999 and was also a deputy head of the opera department in 1996-97. He was invited to become director of the Zurich International Opera Studio in 1997.

From 2001 till 2007 Erkki Korhonen was the general director of the Finnish National Opera.
During that time he produced following list of new productions:

  • 2001
    • Puccini:La Fanciulla del West
  • 2002
    • Puccini: La Rondine
    • Rossini: La Cenerentola
    • Karlsson: Rödhamn
    • Schönberg: Die Erwartung
    • Mussorgsky: Khovanschina
    • R. Strauss: Arabella
  • 2003
    • Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims
    • Kääriä: Osiris
    • Mozart: Die Entführung aus Serail
    • Rautavaara: Rasputin
    • Janaceck: Katya Kabanova
  • 2004
    • Puccini: Turandot
    • Bellini: Norma
    • Saariaho: L’amour de Loin
    • R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
  • 2005
    • R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
    • Wagner: Parsifal
    • Puccini: Manon Lescaut
    • Giordano: Andrea Chenier
  • 2006
    • Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame
    • Mozart: die Zauberflöte
    • Heiniö: Käärmeen hetki
    • Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
  • 2007
    • Pacius: Kung karls Jakt
    • Sallinen: The Red Line

Il viaggio a Reims project with Dario Fo, stage director