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 about 86 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.

Opera Festival Choir 2024

Soprano
Bertus Mariia
Harding Yolanda
Hooper Catherine
Korpi Sanna
Kowalik Agata
Kraav Merit
Laitinen Niina
Leppoja Maria
Müüripeal Eleriin
Pelo Riikka
Pérez Arquillo Júlia
Popova Alla
Takalo Johanna
Turtiainen Aleksiina
Tähtinen Stella
Vesa Satu-Kristina
Wreggelsworth Alexandria

Alto
Aine Outi
Brousseau Ruusu-Maaria
Hautala Karoliina
Honkala Satu
Hovsepyan Zhenya
Kallio Keri
Larjamo Suvi
Paavola Tuula
Petsalo Elisabet
Sandström Amanda
Spångberg Adelia
Stakenburg Jessica
Tenhunen Taika
Vinogradova Natalia
Välimäki Leni
Walsh Ann-Marie
Yli-Suutala Satu
Äikäs Pilvi

Tenor
Bergman David
Davidsson Gudmundur
Engel Christian
Erkkilä Niilo
Fischer Lars
Hibberd Russell
Hietaniemi Joonas-Ville
Jansson Albin
Juolahti Johannes
Kaseste Aivar
Kroon Mart
Lahti – Nuuttila Andrew
Leisma Ilmari
Loukio Petteri
Lynch Rory
Mansikka Aarne
Nyqvist Peter
Odinsson Johann
Saarela Aki
Seawright Gabriel
Sipilä Otso
Stapelberg Niel
Stil  Efstratios
Sääski (Raffaele) Allan
Turunen Robin
Vallander Andreas
Vesa Petri

Bass
Andersson Tomi
Chervinko Roman
Dmitriev Ilia
Eirola Sakari
Enckell Wille
Hosio Ari
Iivarinen Martin
Juntunen Joona
Jussila Henri
Korpela Marko
Lakka Okko
Mahjneh Emil
Olsson Gabriel
Papaefstathiou Evangelos
Parkkinen Samuel
Pelo Riku
Pessi Johannes
Ristolainen Olli
Sargsyan Kim
Šeljahhovski Stanislav
Tikkanen Olli-Tapio
Topi Sakari
Vilpponen Mikko