Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen is nationally and internationally recognized for her contributions to contemporary writing. Her books have been translated into more than 50 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Oksanen made her breakthrough with the play Purge (Finnish National Theatre). Her novel based on the same topic quickly became one of the biggest successes in Finnish literature, and the opera composed by Jüri Reinvere based on the novel had its premiere at Finnish National Opera in 2012. Innocence is Oksanen’s first opera libretto.
DNO debut: Innocence