TIMO TOLKKI To Release Saana Warrior of Light Pt. 1
‘Saana – Warrior Of Light’ is the first rock opera composed by ex-Stratovarius mastermind Timo Tolkki. It took over a year to make the working hours totalling close to 3000. Mixing conventional rock instruments with choirs, classical percussionists and a string ensemble blended seamlessly with cinematic influences, Saana is a breathtaking experience of emotions and dynamics. Timo Tolkki calls it ”A Classical Rock Opera”. Saana features US singer Jennifer Sowle for the title role as Saana, Aino Laos from England as Freya and Heikki Pöyhiä from Finland as Damian. Saana challenges its listener with a spectacular story of a woman who is about to end her life but is suddenly stopped by what seems to be a caring stranger ,who takes her on a journey that will change her life forever. Not only will she discover her destiny and find out her purpose, but she will also discover the biggest secret mankind has ever known. The final battle between good and evil has started. Saana varies from quiet emotional moments of beauty to unseen heights of despair and hopelesness and in itself carries a message that burns like the brightest flame. That message you must discover yourself.
Saana Warrior of Light Pt. 1 will be released through Scarlet Records on February 22, 2011