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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
Krista Kujala
Johanna Lehesvuori
Leena Liimatainen
Leena Liimatainen
Maria Mannermaa
Maria Mannermaa
Mervi Rautiainen
Mervi Rautiainen
Tatjana Romanova-Vorontsova
Tatjana Romanova-Vorontsova
Helina Siltanen
Helinä Siltanen
Satu Kristina Jaatinen
Satu-Kristina Vesa

Mezzosopranos

Anna Belysheva
Zyrianova Polina
Polina Liiv
Sirpa Nuuttila
Sirpa Nuuttila
Mari Sares
Mari Sares
Raisa Vaarna
Raisa Vaarna
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

Jyrki Anttila
Jyrki Anttila
Joonas Eloranta
Joonas Eloranta
Janne Erkkilä
Janne Erkkilä
Hattunen Heikki
Heikki Hattunen
Roland Liiv
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
Petri Vesa
Petri Vesa

Baritones

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
Robert McLoud
Robert McLoud
Andrus Mitt
Andrus Mitt
Marko Nykanen
Marko Nykänen
Juha Pikkarainen
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 Ozbic.

The Guest Soloists of the FNO

Guest sopranos

Veronika Dzhioeva
Veronika Dzhioeva
Reetta Haavisto
Olga Heikkilä
Olga Heikkilä
Jenni Hietala
Marika Hölttä
Sanna Iljin
Johanna Isokoski
Johanna Isokoski
Jenni Lättilä
Jenni Lättilä
Annika Leino
Karita Mattila
Karita Mattila
Hannakaisa Nyrönen
Mari Palo
Mari Palo
Hanna Rantala
Hanna Rantala
Johanna Rusanen
Johanna Rusanen
Marjukka Tepponen
Marjukka Tepponen
Miina-Liisa Värelä

Guest mezzosopranos

Niina Keitel
Monika-Evelin Liiv
Merja Mäkelä
Merja Mäkelä
Ruut Mattila
Ruut Mattila
Jeni Packalen
Jeni Packalen
Elli Vallinoja
Elli Vallinoja

Guest tenors

Markus Nykänen
Markus Nykänen
Eduardo Aladren
Eduardo Aladren
Tuomas Katajala
Lasse Penttinen
Ville Salonen

Guest baritones

Sampo Haapaniemi
Tommi Hakala
Tommi Hakala
Arttu Kataja
Simon Mechlinski
Markus Nieminen
Mika Nikander
Àngel Òdena
Claudio Otelli
Claudio Otelli
Aarne Pelkonen
Aarne Pelkonen
Jukka Romu
Jukka Romu
Ville Rusanen, photo Heikki Tuuli
Ville Rusanen
Waltteri Torikka
Waltteri Torikka
Olli Tuovinen
Olli Tuovinen
Jussi Vänttinen
Jussi Vänttinen
Tiitus Ylipää
Tiitus Ylipää

Guest bassbaritones

Jouni Kokora

Guest basses

Heikki Aalto
Heikki Aalto
Hannu Forsberg
Hannu Forsberg
Jyrki Korhonen
Jyrki Korhonen
Nicholas Soderlund
Nicholas Söderlund