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Tuuli Takala

Biography

Finnish soprano Tuuli Takala makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte).

Takala studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and made her professional debut with the Finnish National Opera in 2013. Since 2015 she is an ensemble member of Semperoper Dresden, where she has performed in roles including Gilda (Rigoletto), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Marzelline (Fidelio), the Queen of the Night, Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe). Her other opera appearances include Gilda, Marguerite (Faust) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for Savonlinna Opera Festival, Amanda Rossi in the world premiere of Kortekangas’s My Brother’s Keeper in Tampere in 2018, Queen of the Night for Berlin State Opera, Vienna Volksoper and Deutsche Oper Berlin among others and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) for Finnish National Opera. Takala was a prize winner at the 2015 Belvedere Competition in Amsterdam and the 2013 Hilde Zadek competition in Vienna. In 2014 the Pro Musica Foundation (Finland) named her Young Musician of the Year, and in 2018 the Semperoper Dresden awarded her with the Curt Taucher Förderpreis.

Takala’s concert appearances include Carmina Burana and songs by Richard Strauss with Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Tampere Philharmonic, Mendelssohn’s Ein Sommernachtstraum with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Vladimir Jurowski, Mozart’s Requiem with the Helsinki Philharmonic, and the 2017 Advent Concert at Dresden’s Frauenkirche with the Dresden Staatskapelle under Christian Thielemann. She has also performed in recitals across Finland and in London, Vienna and Tokyo.

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