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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. This season's composition is 79 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 2020  

Soprano
Bertus Mariia
Burova Natalia
Hassel Angelica 
Hyvärinen Kanerva Nathalia
Iisalo Heidi
Juvonen Laura
Kotšetova Albina
Kõrvek Kadri 
Laitinen Niina
Leppoja Maria
Liikaoja Jenni
Lorents Aleksandra
Montonen Marianne
Murphy Rebecca
Mutso Sigrid
Pelo Riikka
Popova Alla
Rimkevitch Elisaveta
Roos Marie
Turtiainen Aleksiina
Widell Anna-Leena

Alto
Aine Outi
Ellis Annabella
Hellaste Heilin-Helina 
Hirvilammi Emma
Hovsepyan Zhenya 
Kallio Keri
Kõrnas Karmen
Larjamo Suvi
Mattila Ruut
Niemenrinne Pinja 
Petsalo Elisabet
Seņavska Zane 
Shepel Eva Maria
Strömqvist Keiti
Tammaru Kairi 
Turkina Olga 
Unt Getter
Yli-Suutala Satu 
Äikäs Pilvi-Annukka

Tenor
Asikainen Sampo-Elias
Bergman David
Bilokin Sergii
Erkkilä Niilo
Ferrand Akseli
Hymylä Ville
Hägglund Janne
Jurtšenko Indrek 
Krogius Johan 
Kroon Mart
Leisma Ilmari
Lundell Topias
Mansikka Aarne
Saarela Aki
Sääski Allan Raffaele
Tron Edgar
Turunen Timo
Vallander Andreas

Bass
Chervinko Roman
Eirola Sakari
Enckell Wille
Heiniö Sampsa
Hölttä Jere
Iivarinen Martin
Krievāns Kristians
Krutojs Anders
Lakka Okko
Lillemets Erki
Mähönen Antti 
Niininen Heikki
Orvo Marko
Paurs Arnis 
Pessi Johannes
Saar Rein
Šeljahhovski Stanislav 
Sihvo Janne 
Topi Sakari
Tuominen Joonas
Vallinoja Veikko