Studio Musica Silentii from Tartu is performing a musical mystery called The Song of Joy (“Rõõmulaul”), which is based on the identically titled novel by Karl Ristikivi.
The play follows the era of the novel. The author of the witty verses is Loone Ots, a cultural historian with an extraordinary mission. The music derived from medieval traditions has been composed by Tõnu Sepp, the grand old man of the Estonian early music scene. Authentic instruments are used and medieval dances are performed.
The narrative follows a bard losing his homeland and living in exile. Although the story is set in France during the Hundred Years’ War, it also resonates with the fate of Estonians in the turmoil of the 20th century. The tragedy is balanced with humour and love, the recurring theme is an artist’s adherence to his principles.
Musica Silentii is an amateur theatre that aims to enliven deep culture and early music, incorporating young people and therefore offering an alternative to mass culture. For this reason, young people have the chance to perform side by side with professionals.
The legacy of Karl Ristikivi is a true gift for us, as his deep interest and vast knowledge in the field of early music are exceptional and thought-provoking.
Tickets: 100 kr (70 kr for Club Estetic members)
Free entrance up to 21 years.
Read more about Karl Ristikivi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Ristikivi