The Lovers and the Rogues

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28.05.12 22:00 Hall of Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6, Tallinn). Series Toompea Music Lounge

TOOMPEA MUSIC LOUNGE exclusive - Secular Mystery Play night concerts

In the middle of ancient Tallinn, there is a cozy Toompea Music Lounge that is held in one of the most beautyful halls in former noble house. The Toompea Music Lounge unites old and new, history and brilliant contemporary creatives – and brings some legends and ways of thinking from the yore.


Märt-Matis Lill

Secular Mystery Play „THE LOVERS AND THE ROGUES"

A unique stage production- secular mystery play, based on legends from Tallinn in Toompea Music Lounge!



Baroque ensemble CORELLI CONSORT (on different period instruments)

Narrator: NERO URKE (characters of legends, ghosts)


Writer: Jan Kaus.

Stage Director: Taago Tubin.

Stage Artist: Liisa Soolepp.

Light Design: Revo Koplus.




In Tallinn, there have always been some lovers and rogueses, often confronting prevailing convictions. Those who swim against the current find it easy to fall out with the others who have broken in: the rogues surely deserved the condemnation from decent citizens but some love stories also reflect rather inflexible comprehensions on how to avoid social differences in intimate relationships. And these principle were followed for a long time, until recently.

In the middle of ancient Tallinn, there is a cozy Toompea music lounge that is held in former noble house. IToompea music lounge unites old and new, history and brilliant contemporary creatives - and brings some legends and ways of thinking from the yore.

When opening the concert season 2011/2012, agency Corelly Music premiered a new work „The Lovers and the Rogues“ by Estonian contemporary composer Märt-Matis Lill. On exclusive night concerts in May 2012 we present again this attractive production of a secular mystery play, based on legends from Tallinn, also on real events that have taken place in upper town or downtown in Tallinn. „The Lovers and the Rogues“ unites history of ancient Tallinn with literature, music composition, performing and stage art. It is a chamber work consisting of several movements – every one of them telling one legend from the history of Tallinn. These supernatural and even spooky stories take us through many centuries: we start our journey from legend of the grave of pre-Christian Kalev, we continue with stories from the ages of many authorities and conquerors, eventually we come to last century.

Baroque ensemble Corelli Consort performs the music on different instruments which have been used in Tallinn through various times, merging old sounds to contemporary music.


Legends used: The Founding of Tallinn, Burying Nobleman Thuwe, The Mummy of St Nicholas' Church, The Devil's Wedding, The Shelter for Shadowdead, The Ghost of Toompea, The Story of Hermann and Margaret, The Man with a Pince-Nez.


presale 12 € / 8 €* in Piletilevi and Statoil

and 15 € / 11 €* an hour before the concert beginning at the concert venue, if possible



*Discount price for tickets: retired people, pupils, students, teachers, disabled people with escort, members of Association of Estonian Professional Musicians

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Corelli Consort. Foto: Rene Suurkaev
Armastajad ja elupõletajad. Foto Rene Suurkaev
Armastajad ja elupõletajad. Foto: Rene Suurkaev
Nero Urke. Foto: Heiki Laan
Märt-Matis Lill Foto: EHL / Eestifoto
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