Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir

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 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.

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 Chorus Master Jan Schweiger.

CHORUS AUDITION APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023 FESTIVAL ARE OPEN

Opera Festival Choir 2022

Soprano
Bertus Mariia
Boxall Hannah
Hasu Hanna
Hölsö Veera
Kajander Emma
Korpi Sanna
Kraav Merit
Laitinen Niina
Leppoja Maria
Lorents Aleksandra
Mutso Sigrid
Popova Alla
Raukola Annette
Rimkevitch Elisaveta
Turtiainen Aleksiina
Vesa Satu-Kristina
Voordeckers Nadia
Wregglesworth Alexandria

Alto
Aine Outi
Ellis Annabella
Honkala Satu
Hovsepyan Zhenya
Kallio Keri
Larjamo Suvi
Lind Essi
Paavola Tuula
Petsalo Elisabet
Seņavska Zane
Shepel Eva Maria
Spångberg Adelia
Tammaru Kairi
Turkina Olga
Uludag Melike
Välimäki Leni
Yli-Suutala Satu
Äikäs Pilvi

Tenor
Odinsson Johann
Bergman David
Davidsson Gudmundur
Erkkilä Niilo
Hibberd Russell
Hägglund Janne
Krogius Johan
Kroon Mart
Lasorla Eero
Leisma Ilmari
Loukio Petteri
Lundell Topias
Mansikka Aarne
Onttonen Jukka
Raffaele Allan
Saarela Aki
Sipilä Otso
Tani Kaido
Vallander Andreas
Vesa Petri

Bass
Andersson Tomi
Arnelöf Erik
Chervinko Roman
Dmitriev Ilia
Eirola Sakari
Enckell Wille
Erzar Marko
Heiniö Sampsa
Hosio Ari
Iivarinen Martin
Jussila Henri
Korpela Marko
Krievāns Kristians
Mähönen Antti
Nykänen Marko
Orvo Marko
Paurs Arnis
Pessi Johannes
Šeljahhovski Stanislav
Topi Sakari
Vallinoja Veikko