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The song that remains

Merle Karusoo, Liis Aedmaa, Jan Rahman, Piret Saul-Gorodilov

Nietzsche has said – only the few are born posthumously. Raimond Valgre is one of them. Before the war this pub musician was little known, his songs were not recorded, even though “A little story in the music” and “Bluebird” had already been created. His songs helped men survive during the war in the Russian army, after the war these men and the songs that helped them win were not wanted to be known. There was a short boom of Raimond’s songs. “Soon I will return to you”, “You couldn’t wait for me”. These did not make recording. And then Valgre was banned. Because he was singing about love and not work. Tango was forbidden. The saxophone was forbidden. The only thing left was the “Saaremaa waltz” transposed from minor to major scale. He drank himself to death. Then his songs came alive. Our play talks about Raimond Valgre’s time and of him in that time. And about how songs, that remain, are born.
Merle Karusoo

Premiere 13th June 2014 in the big hall of the Estonian Drama Theatre.

Director Merle Karusoo
Product designers Maret Tamme and Illimar Vihmar
Lighting designer Margus Vaigur (Endla)
Musical supervisor and arranger Malle Maltis
Choreographers Laine Mägi and Liis-Katrin Avandi
Director’s assistants Indrek Sammul and Maia Soorm

Cast Märt Avandi, Laine Mägi, Harriet Toompere, Piret Krumm, Ülle Kaljuste, Robert Annus, Mihkel Roolaid, Pääru Oja, Mait Malmsten, Juss Haasma, Raimo Pass, Taavi Teplenkov, Indrek Sammul, Ain Lutsepp, Guido Kangur, Jüri Tiidus, Tiit Sukk and others. 

Dates Start time Kirjeldus Stage