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Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir

Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir is one of the festival’s artistic building blocks, and time after time, music critics from all over the world have praised the chorus for its brilliant sound, effective singing, and powerful stage appearance.

The size of the choir varies annually according to the operas to be performed, but the average composition for a romantic opera is 80 singers. The members of the Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir are signed for one-year-contracts based on auditions, which are organized every year on September.

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The choir rehearsals, which consist of 7 intensive weekends in Helsinki, take place in-between October and May. The festival season in Savonlinna is six weeks long, from the middle of June to the end of July, including the stage rehearsal period and the actual performances.

Nowadays, the choir consists of mainly music students, who are training to be professional singers, studying in music institutes in Finland or in other countries of Europe. For many of them, the Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir has been a good springboard for their career.

The choir is led by Professor Matti Hyökki.

For further information, please contact:
Music Producer Olli Tuunanen
tel. +358 50 5220 252
olli.tuunanen@operafestival.fi

Opera Festival Choir 2018 

Soprano
1
Mariia Bertus
Natalia Burova
Laura Juvonen
Annika Leino
Leena Liimatainen
Emma Mustaniemi
Sigrid Mutso
Riikka Pelo
Alla Popova
Linda Rolig
Anna-Leena Widell

2
Jenni Hietala
Kanerva Nathalia Hyvärinen
Heidi Iisalo
My Johansson
Johanna Koiranen
Jenni Liikaoja
Marjaana Ritanen
Aleksiina Turtiainen
Anu-Mari Uuspõld
Kristina Vähi

Alto
1
Outi Aine
Anna Fadeeva
Ruut Mattila
Irina Nuutinen
Elisabet Petsalo
Emma Suszko
Karis Trass
Getter Unt
Aule Urb


Suvi Larjamo
Helena Lehmuskero
Heilin-Helina Hellaste
Pinja Niemenrinne
Maija Nuorteva
Anna Saaritsa
Kairi Tammaru
Olga Turkina
Satu Yli-Suutala
Pilvi Äikäs

Tenor
1
Joel Forsström
Tuomas Haakana
Ville Hymylä
Janne Hägglund
Indrek Jurtšenko
Aivar Kaseste
Mart Kroon
Mehis Tiits
Kimmo Turunen
Marko Tuupainen


Sergii Bilokin
Akseli Ferrand
Andres Heinäpuu
Johan Krogius
Jãnis Kurševs
Aarne Mansikka
Aki Saarela
Pertti Utriainen
Andreas Vallander

Bass

Sampo-Elias Asikainen
Roman Chervinko
Kalle Keltakangas
Heikki Kohi
Okko Lakka
Erki Lillemets
Raigo Megerild
Marko Orvo
Johannes Pessi
Veikko Vallinoja

2

Sampsa Heiniö
Tambet Kikas
Antti Mähönen
Arnis Paurs
Raiko Raalik
Jan Salvén
Stanislav Šeljahhovski
Janne Sihvo
Edgar Tereping
Matti Torhamo
Henri Uusitalo