The original concept album for Kalevala the Musical—featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Johanna Telander—is released June 24 on all major music platforms through Warner’s Level Music.
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Kalevala the Musical follows two children who find an ancient artifact in the woods, unleashing a magic portal into the forgotten world of Kalevala. Four Nature Spirits guide the children on an adventure to help return the lost Spirit of Man, Väinämöinen, back to his roots so they can save the world from imminent darkness.
The album also stars Tony and Olivier nominee Ramin Karimloo (Funny Girl, Les Miserables), Marina Pires, Quentin Garzón, Reeta Vestman, Omer Shàish, Natalie Toro, Telander, Kay Trinidad, Alyssa Fox, Amanda Yachechak, Brandon Contreras, Madison Claire Parks, Kristi Roosmaa, Nirvaan Pal, and Davna Ceron.
The ensemble includes Angeline Mirenda, Ariel Neydavoud, Brittany Rodin, Clay Christopher, Courtney Cheatham, Eeppi Ursin, Elena Ramos Pascullo, Jade Rosenberg, Janine Morita Colletti, Joey Boover, John Koski, Kimberly Immanuel, Marc Christopher, Markus Kaitila, Marshall Ross, Mikael Haavisto, Nicholas Leung, Nicole Corris, Noel Houle-von Behren, Olivia Valli, Petra Jasmiina, Rebbekah Vega-Romero, and Stephen Velasquez.
The actors are backed by a band that consists of Marko Hilpo, Una Tone, Lydia Hull, Nadir Aslam, Katie Chambers, Magdalena Kress, Olli Hirvonen, Ian Riley, Arei Sekiguchi, Kate Amrine, Julie Dombroski, Jessica Santiago, Liann Cline, Johanna Telander, Justin Vance, and Tom Kmiecik.
The album features orchestrations by Marko Hilpo and was mixed by Jay Alton at Alton Audio and mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering.
Kalevala the Musical is produced by Quentin Garzón and co-produced by Kristi Roosmaa. Click here for more information.