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Artistic Director of the Finnish National Opera

Lilli Paasikivi

Assistant to Artistic Director of the Opera Maria Westö,
tel. (09) 4030 2248
maria.westo[at]opera.fi

Auditions for Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra

Singers performing in FNO

Every year, dozens of Finnish and foreign singers perform at the Finnish National Opera. Some are employees on a monthly salary, while others are engaged separately for a specific production. Currently, the FNO employs 53 tenured opera singers, who perform either as soloists or in a mixture of soloist and choir roles depending on the season and production. In addition to this, dozens of visiting soloists are appointed for every production in each season. Information about soloists’ past performances can be found in our Encore performance database.

The Opera Singers of the FNO

Sopranos

Tove Aman
Tove Åman
Meriliinu Haataja
Meriliinu Haataja
Yukie Hada
Yukie Hada
Helianna Herkkola
My Johansson
My Johansson
Paivi Karjalainen
Päivi Karjalainen
Saara Kiiveri
Saara Kiiveri
Krista Kujala
Johanna Lehesvuori
Leena Liimatainen
Leena Liimatainen
Maria Mannermaa
Maria Mannermaa
Tatjana Romanova-Vorontsova
Tatjana Romanova-Vorontsova
Helina Siltanen
Helinä Siltanen
Satu Kristina Jaatinen
Satu-Kristina Vesa

Mezzosopranos

Anna Erokhina
Monika-Evelin Liiv
Zyrianova Polina
Polina Liiv
Sirpa Nuuttila
Sirpa Nuuttila
Mari Sares
Mari Sares
Natalia Vinogradova
Natalia Vinogradova

Altos

Maria Lenart
Maria Lenart
Anu Ontronen
Anu Ontronen
Tuula Paavola
Tuula Paavola
Evgeniia Podymalkina
Evgeniia Podymalkina
Merle Silmato
Merle Silmato
Getter Unt
Ida Wallén

Tenors

Joonas Eloranta
Joonas Eloranta
Janne Erkkilä
Janne Erkkilä
Hattunen Heikki
Heikki Hattunen
Roland Liiv
Topias Lundell
Simo Mäkinen
Simo Mäkinen
Jere Martikainen
Jere Martikainen
Jussi Miilunpalo
Jussi Miilunpalo
Juha Moisio
Juha Moisio
Mika Pohjonen
Mika Pohjonen
Juhana Suninen
Juhana Suninen
Olavi Suominen
Olavi Suominen
Johannes Vatjus
Petri Vesa
Petri Vesa

Baritones

Joonas Orrain
Dong-Hoon Han
Dong-Hoon Han
Ari Hosio
Ari Hosio
Arto Hosio
Arto Hosio
Jussi Merikanto
Jussi Merikanto
Jarmo Ojala
Jarmo Ojala
Marko Puustinen
Marko Puustinen
Tuomas Tuloisela
Tuomas Tuloisela

Basses

Visa Kohva
Marko Nykanen
Marko Nykänen
Juha Pikkarainen
Petri Pussila
Petri Pussila
Koit Soasepp
Koit Soasepp
Matti Turunen
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The Chorus of the FNO

The majority of the Finnish National Opera’s tenured opera singers are part of the Chorus of the FNO, which is the only full-time professional choir in Finland. It has been an organised professional choir since 1945. The size and composition of the choir varies in each production. For productions requiring a larger chorus, additional singers from the FNO’s extra chorus join the ensemble. The FNO also has a children’s choir of approximately 50 singers. The chorus masters of the FNO are Marge Mehilane and Marco Ozbič.

The Guest Soloists of the FNO

Guest sopranos

Antola Iida
Iida Antola
Hanna-Leena Haapamaki
Hanna-Leena Haapamäki
Sanna Iljin
Johanna Isokoski
Sara Jakubiak
Helena Juntunen
Helena Juntunen
Karita Mattila
Karita Mattila
Camilla Nylund, photo anna.s-foto.de
Camilla Nylund
Mari Palo
Mari Palo
Nadya Pavlova
Kaisa Ranta
Kaisa Ranta
Hanna Rantala
Hanna Rantala
Tuuli Takala
Marjukka Tepponen
Marjukka Tepponen
Emilia Vesalainen
Emilia Vesalainen-Pellas
Hanna-Liina Vosa
Hanna-Liina Võsa

Guest mezzosopranos

Niina Keitel
Karin Lovelius
Merja Mäkelä
Merja Mäkelä
Ruut Mattila
Ruut Mattila
Sari Nordqvist
Sari Nordqvist
Josefin Silén
Elli Vallinoja
Elli Vallinoja

Guest tenors

Markus Nykänen
Markus Nykänen
Eduardo Aladren
John Martin Bengtsson
Andrea Carè
Andrea Carè
Mihails Čulpajevs
Irakli Kakhidze
Michael Kerry
Konu Kim
Matti Kuronen
Matti Kuronen
Tuomas Miettola
Ville Salonen
Schukoff Nikolai
Nikolai Schukoff
Peter Wedd

Guest baritones

Roberto Frontali
Greenlaw Kevin
Kevin Greenlaw
Sampo Haapaniemi
Aleksei Isaev
Jaakko Kortekangas
Jaakko Kortekangas
Jorge Lagunes
Simon Mechlinski
Markus Nieminen
Mika Nikander
Àngel Òdena
Aarne Pelkonen
Aarne Pelkonen
Tomi Punkeri
Tuomas Pursio
Tuomas Pursio
Jukka Romu
Jukka Romu
Ville Rusanen, photo Heikki Tuuli
Ville Rusanen
Sauli Tiilikainen
Sauli Tiilikainen
Olli Tuovinen
Olli Tuovinen
Jussi Vänttinen
Jussi Vänttinen

Guest bassbaritones

Andrew Foster-Williams
Jouni Kokora

Guest basses

Hannu Forsberg
Hannu Forsberg
Jyrki Korhonen
Jyrki Korhonen
Timo Olavi Riihonen
Nicholas Soderlund
Nicholas Söderlund