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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 60 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 professionals and 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 2019 

Soprano
Bertus Mariia
Burova Natalia
Hietala Jenni
Hyvärinen Kanerva Nathalia
Iisalo Heidi
Johansson My
Juvonen Laura
Kotšetova Albina 
Mustaniemi Emma
Mutso Sigrid
Pelo Riikka
Popova Alla
Rolig Linda
Turtiainen Aleksiina
Uuspõld Anu-Mari 
Widell Anna-Leena

Alto
Aine Outi
Hellaste Heilin-Helina
Larjamo Suvi
Lehmuskero Helena
Mattila Ruut
Niemenrinne Pinja
Nuutinen Irina
Petsalo Elisabet
Suszko Emma
Tammaru Kairi
Turkina Olga
Unt Getter
Yli-Suutala Satu
Äikäs Pilvi-Annukka

Tenor
Bilokin Sergii
Ferrand Akseli
Forsström Joel
Haakana Tuomas
Hymylä VIlle
Jurtšenko Indrek 
Kroon Mart
Kurševs Jãnis
Leppänen Jasper
Mansikka Aarne
Onttonen Jukka
Piirainen Risto
Saarela Aki
Tron Edgar
Vallander Andreas

Bass
Chervinko Roman
Kikas Tambet
Krutojs Andrejs
Lakka Okko
Lillemets Erki
Orvo Marko
Pessi Johannes
Paurs Arnis
Saar Rein
Šeljahhovski Stanislav 
Sihvo Janne
Tuominen Joonas
Torhamo Matti
Uusitalo Henri
Vallinoja Veikko