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Loitered Lens: Tarja

Structured cheekbones and sharp imagery from the symphonic grandeur of Tarja at Koko

Tarja. The statuesque Finn, at once lacy and sleek, unleashed a classically trained vocal attack onto an only-slightly suspecting throng of UK punters.

Such indominatable stage presence and cinematic gothic aura rarely translates beyond the fantasy confines of queasy Tim Burton movies, yet Ms Turunen made it her own, and worked it hard.

– Carl Byron Batson reviews Tarja Turunen at Camden’s KOKO.

Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.

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